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Sotterley Presents: Saving Grassland Birds in Sotterley’s Hayfields

September 13, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Presentation (In Person)

Speaker: DAVID MOULTON, founder of Saving Southern Maryland’s Grassland Birds

David will discuss the role Historic Sotterley has played in finding ways to bale hay while trying not to harm baby birds at the
same time. Some of our most beloved species of grassland birds, such as the Eastern Meadowlark, nest only in large hay fields during May and June – often conflicting directly with the spring hay harvest. What can be done? With Sotterley’s property manager, Joe Goldsmith, David has undertaken a series of experiments to demonstrate that by altering harvest techniques, timing and patterns, Southern Maryland hay farmers can often maintain their haying operations while significantly increasing the reproductive success of the birds. He will outline their findings and share ideas about maintaining our agricultural heritage and conserving our threatened wildlife.

This event will be in-person only. We request that you register in advance: Register for FREE Here!


September 13, 2023
7:00 PM


Historic Sotterley


Historic Sotterley
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636 United States
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