FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2016
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Everyone Can Be a Birdwatcher at Clark Botanic Garden!
Town unveils new brochure created by local bird enthusiast featuring common birds seen at the garden
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are pleased to announce that Williston Park resident Avery Scott, age 14, who recently contributed of 20 bird nest boxes to Clark Botanic Garden and was named the American Birding Association’s (ABA) 2016 Young Birder of the Year in the 10-13 year old category, has assisted the town in creating a bird brochure which identifies the different birds at Clark Botanic Garden. This brochure will be available to residents at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson and is available online at: http://tinyurl.com/birdsofclark.
“The Town of North Hempstead is so proud of Avery and his birding project,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “Having a robust population of birds in our garden is of great value to all the living creatures and plants that live here, and a tremendous benefit to the visitors of Clark Botanic Garden, as well. We hope that visitors to our Garden will be able to enjoy viewing the different birds who call Clark home.”
Avery has been an avid birder since he spotted a red-tailed hawk at the age of eight. He has been coming to Clark Botanic Garden with his parents since he was born. Avery is intent on sharing his love of birding with any and all visitors at Clark Botanic Garden and has created a brochure that lists some of the birds that have been seen at the garden, including Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Chipping Sparrow, Solitary Sandpiper, Cedar Waxwing, Gray Catbird and many more.
“Avery’s love of nature and his desire to help out his community is admirable,” said Council Member Zuckerman. “The contribution of the bird boxes and the brochure will further enhance this beautiful botanic garden and also serve as educational tools for all who visit.”
Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson. To see Avery’s brochure documenting all the avian visitors to Clark see http://tinyurl.com/birdsofclark. For more information, call 311.
Serving over 222,000 people, the Town of North Hempstead’s governing body is headed by the Town Supervisor, Judi Bosworth and six Town Board members: Viviana L. Russell, Peter J. Zuckerman, Angelo P. Ferrara, Anna M. Kaplan, Lee R. Seeman and Dina M. De Giorgio. The Town Clerk is Wayne Wink and the Receiver of Taxes is Charles Berman.
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Supervisor Judi Bosworth (right) and Council Member Peter Zuckerman (left) with Avery Scott (center) in front of one of his bird nest boxes at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson.