Temple Sustainability will explore the topic of urban ecology and sustainability in the city with this 3-part event series, Birds, Bees and Trees.
Stories of Sustainability: What does “sustainability” have to do with urban birds? with #EcoChampion Timothy Swartz
Thursday, 11/19 at 12:30PM
A field biologist, Timothy’s recent research investigates the role of birds in providing benefits to urban residents. Without being asked, birds fill our neighborhoods with song, hunt down pesky insects in our vegetable gardens, and gobble up littered food from our sidewalks. Timothy’s goal has been to investigate how people can return the favor by ensuring that our urban green spaces have the trees and other plants birds need to thrive.
Timothy’s work observing wildlife in Philadelphia is a story of urban sustainability. His findings could help fuel solutions to the growing problems of litter, tree canopy loss, and the widening gap between people and nature in Philly neighborhoods.