To get a handle on Atlanta’s problem — and help develop strategies to mitigate it — Betuel and Atlanta Audubon have kicked off Project Safe Flight Atlanta. They are asking for your help in two ways. One is to help systematically monitor selected areas of the city to look for dead or injured birds. The other is to report any bird-window collisions that you may observe.
To learn more, and how to participate, go to atlantaaudubon.org/project-safe-flight.
In the sky: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The Lyrid meteor shower will be visible all next week, reaching a peak of about 15 meteors per hour Thursday night — in the northeast from about 2 a.m. until dawn.
The moon will be full April 22 — the “flower moon.” Mercury is low in the west at dusk. Venus rises out of the east less than an hour before dawn. Mars rises a few hours after sunset. Jupiter is high in the east at dusk and will appear near the moon Sunday night. Saturn rises out of the east just after dark.