Dear Cape Cod Bird Club members,
I am writing in the hopes that you might be able to help promote a new regional conservation initiative that helps protect grassland nesting birds and local farmers. The Bobolink Project finances bird-friendly mowing by linking conservation-minded donors to conservation-minded farmers.
Grassland birds like Bobolinks are facing hard times. Hay farmers who delay their harvests long enough to allow Bobolinks to successfully nest will lose money. The Bobolink Project collects donations from conservationists and distributes those funds to cooperating farmers, allowing the farmers to delay their cuts and thus “buy” the precious few weeks these birds need to complete their nesting cycle.
Time is running out for this season (2016). Our deadline to receive donations and identify cooperating farmers this year is April 22.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information.
Jonathan L. Atwood, Ph.D.
Massachusetts State Coordinator-The Bobolink Project
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773