Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Children's Grnhouse 
223 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Sarah Miles 
Pitney Meadows Community Farm 

Attracting Backyard Birds: A Community Supported Conversation

We all enjoy the birds in our own backyards. In this slide-illustrated program, we cover the basics of attracting birds with food, water, and shelter. We cover types of feeders and feed, plantings and cover for birds, and common questions such as squirrels and hawks. Photographs show many of the common and less common backyard visitors to the northeast. Enjoy the show, and bring your questions!


 The award-winning nature photography of Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner of Naturelogues has been widely exhibited in New York State.  Their work has appeared in numerous publications, including Birder’s World/Birdwatching, National Wildlife, New York State Conservationist, Wild Sojourns, Albany Times Union, and several covers of The Kingbird (the journal of the New York State Ornithological Association). Their photos are also in the books “New York Wildlife Viewing Guide,” “In Praise of Poison Ivy,” and “Birding the Hudson Valley.” Scott and Denise provided much of the photography for the new visitor center at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, and served as the judges for all 8 years of the Albany Pine Bush’s annual photo contest.  

Denise and Scott are avid birders as well as photographers, each having served as officers, field trip leaders, and directors for the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club. They teach birding and attracting birds classes for adults through the continuing education programs of several Capital Region school districts.

Scott is retired after a 31-year career with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.  Denise is an ordained priest in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. 

Denise and Scott offer nature photography workshops and a variety of natural history slide programs both in person and online, to interested organizations. To see more of their work, please visit them at www.naturelogues.com