Audubon Society Holds Crow Program and Chili Party Jan. 12

Birdseed pickup and sale runs from 2 to 5 p.m.

The Putnam Highland Audubon Society announces its Annual Bird Event at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, Saturday, Jan. 12, from 3 – 5 p.m., rescheduled from Nov. 3. Orders from the fall birdseed sale can be picked up 2 – 5 p.m. Some seed will be available for sale on the day of the event.

At 3 p.m., Douglas A. Robinson, assistant professor of biology at Mt. St. Mary’s College in Newburgh, will present The Uncommon Life of the American Crow. Robinson has studied and written extensively on crows and will provide insights into their behavior and family structure as well as a “bird’s eye” view of the crow’s world.

An early dinner will follow the program at 4 p.American_Crow_DR_by_Kevin_McGowanm., featuring Chef Mike’s famous vegetarian chili, dessert and apple cider. Audubon birders will be available to discuss the care and feeding of birds over the winter months and will be happy to suggest varieties of bird seed for attracting common and uncommon bird species. There will also be some bird feeders for sale with suggestions on where best to place them to discourage squirrels!

To cover the cost of the presentation and food, the suggested donation is $15. All proceeds support further PHAS programs. For program and chili reservations and questions, contact Paul Kuznia at 845-265-3773 or [email protected].

The mission of the PHAS is to preserve and maintain those lands and waters that have been entrusted to our stewardship; to inform and educate the public on issues involving birds, wildlife, and the environment; and to encourage membership in the chapter and participation in its activities.

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