Photographers to give presentation

GLOVERSVILLE — Two award-winning nature photographers will give a presentation on “Attracting Birds and Butterflies! to Your Backyard” for the Foothills Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St.

Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner of Naturelogues have been exhibited in many galleries throughout New York’s Capital region. Their work has appeared in numerous publications including Birder’s World; New York State Conservationist; the books, “New York Wildlife Viewing Guide,” “In Praise of Poison Ivy by Anita Sanchez,” and “Birding the Hudson Valley” by Kathryn J Schneider; and the Albany Times Union. They offer natural history slide programs for adults and children as well as sales of their nature photography and note cards. Their work is available at or on Facebook.

According to the club, people don’t have to travel far and wide to enjoy birds, butterflies, and other interesting wildlife. In this slide-illustrated program, they will cover the basics of creating a wildlife habitat right in backyards by providing food, water and shelter using both man-made structures and natural plantings. They will explain the types of feeders and feed, plantings and cover for birds and butterflies. They also answer some common questions such as how to deal with squirrels and hawks. Photographs show many of the common and less common backyard visitors to the Northeast.

The public is invited to join the monthly meetings and information programs. The club welcomes new members who are interested in recreational opportunities, workshops and educational programs, discounts on guidebooks and lodging, outdoor experiences and protecting the wild places in the state.

By Josh Bovee

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