Bird count starts Friday
For the first time, anyone anywhere in the world with Internet access can participate in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, set to begin Friday and continue through Feb. 18.
Participants watch birds at any location for at least 15 minutes, tally the numbers of each species they see and report their tallies at BirdCount.org. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon, with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.
This year, anyone visiting the GBBC website may see bird observations from around the world and contribute their own tallies. Global participation will be possible through eBird, a real-time online checklist program Cornell Lab and Audubon are integrating into the GBBC.
The GBBC is open to anyone of any skill level and welcomes bird observations from any location, including back yards, national parks, gardens, wetlands and urban landscapes. The four-day count typically receives sightings from tens of thousands reporting more than 600 bird species in the United States and Canada alone.
For more information, visit BirdCount.org.
‘Perks’ to be shown at library
ASHLAND - The Boyd County Public Library will show the movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the main branch, 1740 Central Ave.
Some refreshments are provided, and additional snacks can be purchased.
In this 2012 film, based on the 1999 novel by Stephen Chbosky, an introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him into the real world.
Lenten interfaith retreat set
ASHLAND - Spiritual directors Cindy Neely and Christina St. Clair will lead a lenten retreat for all denominations from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Episcopal Church.
The event will make use of texts from “God Speaks in Many Tongues” by Joan Chittister.
Registration is free.
Other such meetings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7, 14 and 21. Registration for those will be $25.