Dr. Allen H. Benton was honored recently by the Fredonia Presbyterian Church on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Benton has been a member of the church for more than 50 years. A professor emeritus of biology at SUNY Fredonia, he is the author of several biology textbooks, books of poetry and two books about his lifelong fascination with birds: "To Walk in Beauty" and "Birding Through Life: The Wanderings of a Born Birder." He was also a longtime columnist for the OBSERVER, writing on topics related to nature in the local area. His birthday celebration was attended by many friends and family including his wife, Marge, and daughter Holly and grandchildren.