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Melinda Shehee’s pigeon army

Melinda Shehee’s pigeon army

By Emily Wolfe | Sarah Cutshall

April 15, 2020

Melinda Shehee rolls up on her Heelys to the stretch of grass between Oakland Avenue and South Bouquet Street. The pigeons touch down shortly after.

Opinion | Crows on campus: Let them live their lives

Opinion | Crows on campus: Let them live their lives

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

November 21, 2019

Outside our windows, night falls sooner with each passing day. But the darkened skies are not just a result of the retreating sun.

Redstart Roasters: The birds and the beans

CEO Matt Parmelee’s coffee roastery, Redstart Roasters, specifically uses beans that have been grown by farms holding bird-friendly certifications from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.

By Alexander Hanna, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Parmelee is the CEO of Redstart Roasters, a coffee roastery that sells beans grown by farms holding bird-friendly certifications from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.

Cathedral falcon nest gets a new matriarch

A new female peregrine falcon arrived at the Cathedral nesting site earlier this fall.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

October 20, 2019

A new female arrived at the Cathedral earlier this fall and appears to have since driven Hope off for the foreseeable future.

Birding Club to collect data on bird deaths from victory lights

The blue beam was added to the Cathedral of Learning’s Victory Lights in 2018.

By Jessica Steinberg, For The Pitt News

October 10, 2019

The Victory Lights that shine up from the Cathedral of Learning may be a point of pride for Pitt students, but some Pitt community members worry that they’re also a potentially dangerous attraction for migrating birds.

Ashley Cecil displays ‘Birds and Botany’ at Phipps Conservatory

Ashley Cecil’s work is intended to raise awareness about the issue of bird window collisions and offer a solution. Her window film, which is used to cover windows to prevent bird collisions, is sold in the Phipps Conservatory gift shop. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Emma Maurice | Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

Just inside Phipps Conservatory, Ashley Cecil has created the illusion of Springtime in the midst of a harsh Pittsburgh winter — blooming flowers and songbirds rest on bright yellow backdrops along the walls of the Welcome Center, greeting visitors as they escape the cold. Cecil found inspirati...

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