August 13, 2008 Ornithologist, Cindy Cartwright, To Speak at St. Andrew's

Presbyterian Church About the Impact of Humans on Hummingbirds.


On August 13, 2008, St. Andrew’s Green Team will hold the second in a series of lectures related to the environment. Cindy Cartwright is the founder and project coordinator of the Ontario Hummingbird Project. Cindy will provide information about the hummingbird study, including the impact of human activities on hummingbirds. She will also provide practical advice about what each of us can do to help these remarkable little birds.

Rev. Creola Simpson said "By focusing on these tiny creatures, we hope that members of the community will get involved in creating a healthier environment both for hummingbirds and for humans. St. Andrew's 'green team' was formed to explore how church could become a better steward of the environment. One of their goals is to raise awareness of environmental issues with church members, elected officials and the broader community. The first lecture in June focused on health risks related to chemical pesticide use."

Everyone is invited to attend the lecture with Cindy Cartwright on Wednesday August 13th at 7:00 pm at St. Andrew's on Albert Street. Admission is by donation and proceeds will be used to support further educational events and green initiatives at St. Andrew's. There will be refreshments and an opportunity for discussion with Cindy following her presentation.


Mary Sylver, Co-clerk of Session

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

519 797 2258




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Cindy Cartwright one of only a few qualified to band hummingbirds

Cartwright's hat is a self-designed protection while banding fledglings on Chantry Island