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A new documentary looks at the life of John James Audubon, a bird lover and naturalist, who became one of America’s great painters, and one of the nation’s earliest conservationists. Mountain Lake PBS will bring you a film that looks at Audubon’s love of birds, his beautiful paintings of hundreds of birds, and his deep concern for protecting birds and their habitats. Watch Audubon on Saturday, April 29th at 5pm on Mountain Lake PBS.
Audubon’s collection of 435 life-sized paintings of birds from across the U.S. and Canada that he included in his Birds of America book is now on exhibit at the New York Historical Society in New York City. www.NYhistory.org
Audubon’s legacy lives on today with more than 400 chapters of the Audubon Society in the United States. Northern New York Audubon covers the Adirondacks and Northern New York State. To join/Lean more: www.nnya.org
Northern New York Audubon Board Member John Thaxton joins us for a discussion about the chapters mission and projects it funds to protect birds and their habitats. In this bonus clip he also talks about some rare visitors to the Adirondacks, including a family of Sandhill Cranes that has decided to make Tupper Lake, NY their summer home. Thaxton also talks about efforts to build nesting boxes for American Kestrels, and the upcoming Great Adirondack Birding Celebration at Paul Smith’s College in June. To learn more: www.paulsmiths.edu/vic/gabc