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Southern Adirondack Audubon Society

Protecting the environment through the preservation of natural habitats

 and the advancement of environmental education

To advance our goal of "Conservation through Education," we sponsor monthly public programs on natural history topics, provide Audubon Adventures nature lessons to homeschooling families, lead natural history field trips, and participate in local community events and festivals.

Informational Downloads

We have a number of informational flyers
available on birding, conservation, and
gardening subjects that may be of interest
to you.  Clicking on the links to the right will
open a new window with your choice available
for downloading or reading online.

SAAS at Wilton Wildlife!
SAAS recently 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.
George Steele George Steele George


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.
Join Our Flock
Join Our Flock

 "Join Our Flock" Project at Moreau Lake State Park NatureFest!



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! 
We hope to take this project on the road to other conservation events in the area.




NOTE:  All photos of children and adults used here by permission




SAAS 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 with a Red-tailed Hawk   Wyatt The Eurasian Eagle Owl
Trish Marki holds a Red-tailed Hawk                                          "Wyatt" the Eurasian Eagle Owl - isn't he magnificent?

Barn Owl   Mr. Marki with Eastern Screech Owl
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
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:

  • The life expectancy of an outdoor cat is only 2-5 years?
  • Well fed domestic cats kill wildlife?
  • Outdoor cats are prone to more disease than indoor cats?
  • Outdoor cats often have to defend themselves against wild animals?
Read more about the "Cats Indoors" program here

brochureYour 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.
brochureThe 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.