For the Birds Red Hook Public Library presents guided bird talk at Poet’s Walk

 

 

(RED HOOK, NY) – Avid birders and people who have trouble telling the difference between a finch and a swallow are invited to attend a bird-watching walk at the peak of the spring season at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Poet’s Walk.

 

David Grover, a lifelong birder and biology teacher will lead the walk. Grover, who also makes bird houses and is an expert on feeding species that winter in the Hudson Valley, hopes to spot bluebirds, orioles, goldfinches, cardinals, and many types of warblers among others. Prepare to listen as well as watch. It is advisable to bring binoculars. Be prepared for a leisurely 2-3 hour walk.

 

This program is free but registration is required by calling the library.  A rain date has been set for Thursday May 14. Birders should meet in the parking lot of the park.

 

Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.

 

For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at www.redhooklibrary.org.