The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding


Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding.”


Pete Axelrod from Wild Birds Unlimited of Scotch Plains will discuss how attracting birds is a great way to bring us closer to nature while offering hours of enjoyment. This program familiarizes participants with using bird feeders, water and shelter to attract native birds. In addition, we will learn about unique and interesting bird behavior.  For example, the male Northern Cardinal feeds its mate in courtship. We will also learn how to discourage nuisance animals and how to make our properties bird-friendly.  Birds add another dimension to the artistry of a garden with their striking colors, behaviors and allure of their songs!


About Pete Axelrod
Pete has been a nature enthusiast since the age of five.  His passion led him to study Wildlife Biology and Natural History Interpretation.  Pete has volunteered in avian population studies, wild bird rehabilitation, habitat restoration, wildlife education and birding ventures throughout New Jersey (with NJ Audubon, Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and The Raptor Trust). He enjoys cycling, kayaking and hiking and always has his binoculars handy!  

This event is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy.

HANSON PARK CONSERVANCY

Township of Cranford

Hanson Park Events

The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford.  The program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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