The Spring issue of our
newsletter, The Fledgling, is now online! Follow this link
June 3 - 11am
- 3pm SAAS
is sponsoring George Steele, Environmental
at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve
& Park Wildlife Festival
Steele will lead
several nature walks looking for all
kinds of birds, plants and animals.
The walks will answer questions such
"Who is who?"
"What do they do?"
"How do they grow?"
"Where do they go?"
For more than 40
years, George Steele has been an
environmental science education
consultant working with a wide range of
programs including childrens summer
camps, museums, nature centers, outdoor
education centers, state agencies,
libraries, and schools throughout the
northeast. Steele earned his Bachelors
of Science in Forest Biology with a
majors in Wildlife Biology and
Entomology and a minor in Botany from
the State University of New York,
College of Environmental Science and
Forestry. He did graduate work in
environmental education at the Antioch
New England Graduate School in Keene,
Directions to the park:
From the north: Take the
I-87 South to Exit 16. Take a left
onto Ballard Road, cross the
Northway and make the first right on
Edie Road. Continue for 1.1 miles
and make a turn at your first left
onto Scout Road. Drive down Scout
Road until you reach Parking Lot #1
on the left side of the street.
From the south: Take the
I-87 North to Exit 16. Take the
first right off the exit ramp onto
Ballard Road, and make the first
right on Edie Road. Continue for 1.1
miles and make a turn at your first
left onto Scout Road. Drive down
Scout Road until you reach Parking
Lot #1 on the left side of the
Take a look at our latest
conservation project - a Purple
Martin House for Hudson Crossing
Park in Schuylerville.
SAAS thanks all who participated in the
Great Backyard Bird Count!
on the image above to see the results of
this year's count
the SAAS Christmas Bird Count
By Linda White, Christmas Bird
National Audubon celebrated its 118th
Christmas Bird Count this winter. The SAAS count
was held on Saturday, Dec. 16. The count circle
includes most of Queensbury, Hudson Falls, South
Glens Falls and Fort Edward.
A group of our loyal and dedicated birders
participated in the Hudson Falls count. They
birded for a total of 36 hours and drove 353
miles. Without their effort this citizen science
project would not be possible. We thank them for
their time and expertise: Russ Hilliard, Joyce
Miller, Eric Potter (new to the area), Jacquie
Tinker, Helen Crawshaw, Beth and Brad Bidwell,
Terry Hall, Ann Reames, and Linda White.
A total of 50 species and 5,949 individual birds
were counted, comparable to many of the 30
previous times this count has been done. Two
highlights and first time observations were a
Black Vulture and an Eastern Towhee. Once the
count data is certified, usually by the end of
February, all count results will be on the
Audubon Christmas Bird Count web-site at this
Our count circle is
designated as NYHF.