FM’s Gardens and Trails Club to Host Birdhouse Workshop & Environment Awareness Events

February 11, 2013 — Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Gardens and Trails Club will be sponsoring a birdhouse workshop on Wednesday, February 20 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the College Union.

The purpose of the workshop is to educate students, staff, and the community on the environment and birding in our local area as well as bring attention to FM’s Trail (located near Campus View Student Housing). The Gardens and Trails Club will supply pre-made and build-your-own birdhouses which can be purchased for $10. You may also sponsor a birdhouse for $10. Sponsored birdhouses will be placed on FM’s campus on or near the trail and will be engraved with wood-burners; thereby, creating a lasting memory for years to come. You may choose to sponsor in memory of a loved one, as an awareness opportunity, or simply to recognize your own love of nature. All profits will be reinvested into FM’s Trail, the campus, and environmentally sustainable endeavors locally.

The event will be tabled by 5 Rivers DEC, New York State Bluebird Society, Capital Region Audubon Society, and North Country Wildlife. Lumber for birdhouses has been generously provided by Mike Junquera, owner and operator of Junquera Logging in Northville while a location to mill wood, store houses, and provide transport of lumber has been generously provided by Jim Keneston, owner of Market Street Antiques in Gloversville. Admission to both events is free and open to the public.

For further details, contact club advisor John van Bladel at (518) 736-FMCC (3622), ext. 8912, email john.vanbladel@fmcc.suny.edu or club president John Conley at fmccgardensandtrails@gmail.com.

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