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Lake Erie Bird Club to meet Feb. 24

Lake Erie Bird Club meeting, Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Program by Jajean Rose and Priscilla Titus of the WNY Land Conservancy on protecting the College Lodge Forest. All are welcome to attend. For information, call Joanne Goetz at 673-1627.

Twenty-four members attended the January meeting of the Lake Erie Bird Club conducted by Dr. Terry Mosher. Members shared recent sightings and mentioned they were seeing fewer birds at their feeders this winter. More birds will return to feeders if the winter weather becomes more severe. Twenty-four members participated in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 1, 2020. They observed 50 species and 3,514 individual birds. Joanne Goetz served as compiler for the count.

Tim O’Day, Director of the Campbell Environmental Center located in North Boston, New York, presented the program for the meeting. He discussed developing a backyard bird habitat with many suggestions of the best trees and shrubs to plant. He stressed the importance of keeping bird feeders clean and also the importance of having water available for birds. He also provided refreshments for the meeting.

The club will meet Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Jajean Rose and Priscilla Titus of the WNY Land Conservancy will present the program on protecting the College Lodge Forest. The area is an old-growth forest that is rare in Western New York. All who are interested in birds are welcome to attend. For more information call Goetz at 673-1627.

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