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Southern Adirondack Audubon Society
the environment through the preservation of natural
and the advancement of environmental education
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at Wilton Wildlife!
sponsored George Steele, Environmental Educator, to lead
nature walks at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park's
(WWP&P) annual wildlife festival. Many adults
and children learned about plants, animals, birds, insects
and reptiles as they wandered the forested trail with Mr.
Steele. WWP&P has this festival every year and we plan
to take part again in 2019.
|SAAS at RaptorFest!
SAAS manned an informational table at the recent RaptorFest - the annual festival sponsored by the Friends of the Washington County Grasslands IBA. In addition to informational brochures about birding and native plants, we had coloring pages of the grassland raptor, American Kestrel, and our "Join Our Flock" program.
Our Flock" Project at Moreau Lake State Park
SAAS recently debuted our "Join Our Flock" project for
kids at the Moreau Lake State Park NatureFest. Kids
joined the flock of those who protect birds and their
habitats by wearing one of the custom bird masks by
Seamingly Sarah and having their photo taken in front of
the habitat backdrop. Coloring pages of birds with
basic species information were also available to color
at the table or take home for later. Adults joined
the kids in having their photo taken as part of the
flock and it looks like it was a huge hit. Thanks to our
SAAS volunteer who manned the table and took all these
amazing photos, but asked to remain anonymous!
NOTE: All photos of children and adults used here by permission
Sponsors Trish Marki at the Pember!
Your Audubon chapter recently sponsored Trish Marki of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York to present her live bird program, "Silent Wings," at the Pember Library in Granville, N.Y. This educational and entertaining program was enjoyed by a large crowd of both adults and children. Marki is a wildlife rehabber for North Country Wild Care in addition to presenting over 180 educational programs every year.
|Some photos of the event:|
Trish Marki holds a Red-tailed Hawk "Wyatt" the Eurasian Eagle Owl - isn't he magnificent?
Trish's assistant shows the crowd a Barn Owl Mr. Marki with an Eastern Screech Owl
Thanks to Laurel Male and Angela Elacqua for the use of their photos!
SAAS Donates Teaching Materials to Round Lake Library
SAAS recently donated educational materials to Diane Shapiro and the Round Lake Library. Mrs. Shapiro teaches gardening classes to preschoolers and elementary students and she incorporates birds, butterflies, and pollinators in her classes. We were pleased to supply her with some books for preschoolers, bird guides with audio cds of bird song, and several packs of Audubon Adventure Nature News packets. It is encouraging to find kids learning about the natural world!
Diane Shapiro in the Round Lake Library garden space with her new materials.
SAAS is partnering with the American Bird Conservancy on their "Cats Indoors" Campaign
Studies indicate that the 100 million free-roaming cats in the US kill approximately 2.4 BILLION birds every year!
The American Bird Conservancy's "Cats Indoors" program educates the public on the benefits to cats, birds and people when
cats are kept indoors or under direct control of the owner. Did you know that:
|Your Audubon chapter is providing the ABC's "Cats, Birds and You" brochure to libraries in the Southern Adirondack Library System. If you would like a copy of this brochure and your local library no longer has a supply, you can download it here.||The ABC also has this brochure explaining why the "Trap, Neuter, Release" (TNR) program is not a successful way to control populations of feral cats. You may download a copy of this brochure here.|