The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society (PHAS) will hold a day of programs at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC) in Fahnestock State Park on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Bird seed from the PHAS’s 20th Annual Fall Bird Seed Sale will be available for pickup from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Seed should be pre-ordered. Some seed will be available for sale on the day of the event. Click to download an order form.

Douglas A. Robinson will present The Uncommon Life of the American Crow 4 – 5 p.m. Robinson is assistant professor of biology at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Newburgh. Most have heard the iconic call of American crows as they perch in trees cawing out signs of danger or communicating with each other. This program will provide insights into their behavior, family structure and a bird’s-eye view of the crow’s world.

The PHAS will end the day with their Fall Chili Party 5 – 6 p.m. Chef Mike will make his famous vegetarian chili, and dessert and apple cider will also be available.

To cover the cost of the presentation and food, PHAS suggests a donation of $15.

All proceeds support further PHAS programs. For more information on bird seed orders, the crow program, and chili party reservations, contact Paul Kuznia at TOEC 845-265-3773 or email [email protected].

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