2017 Evening Tent Speakers
Outreach Program Coordinator, Audubon Pennsylvania
Judith R. Acker is the Outreach Program Coordinator for Audubon Pennsylvania in the North West Region. She has worked for Audubon Pennsylvania since January of 2012 and before that was the Director of the French Creek Outdoor Learning Center for 12 years. Before that, Acker worked for the PENNCREST School District for 12 years.
While at the French Creek Outdoor Learning Center, Acker provided specialized experiential, hands-on programming and curriculum development focused on environmental science for local school districts. Now for Audubon Pennsylvania, Acker continues her in-school programming as well as providing adult and public education. Acker works closely with local French Creek partners including the French Creek Valley Conservancy to educate the public doing the “French Creek Watershed” program for adult groups. Acker has helped to conduct the last four annual Summer Solstice Sojourns held in June where over 30 participants float a section of French Creek and learn about its unique features and history.
Acker has compiled a culture and use guide book of Pennsylvania native plants historically found within the French Creek Watershed. She worked with local nurseries, greenhouses and landscapers to find sources for those native species. The booklet is done and in its third printing.
Christopher Howey, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Pennsylvania State University
Chris is currently a postdoc at Penn State University and is studying the impacts of disturbance on Timber Rattlesnake populations. Throughout his entire life, Chris has been drawn to the woods and learning everything he can about the plants and wildlife surrounding him there. Reptiles have always had a special place in Chris' life. Something that can scare us, yet intrigue us!
Chris has devoted much of his life to the conservation of reptile species. He believes this can be done through understanding how to manage these species properly, and through education. Because of this, Chris has pursued a career in academia, where he can continue to conduct research on reptiles and where he can help educate future generations.
Chris received his B.S. degree in Wildlife Conservation at the University of Delaware, his M.S. degree at the University of Central Arkansas, and his PhD at Ohio University. Chris has conducted research in many different habitats ranging from the bayous of the Southeast, the deserts of the Southwest, and the forests of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Chris has conducted research on a wide variety of reptiles from Timber Rattlesnakes and Black Racers to Box Turtles and Alligator Snapping Turtles. For more information on Chris' research, visit his website at www.chowey.net.
Allegany Nature Pilgrimage Leader Bios
Visit the Programs page for a list of programs and descriptions
~ 2016 Program Leaders ~
~ 2016 Program Leaders ~
Kimberly Adriaansen - West Seneca, NY - Kimberly is the program coordinator for Tifft Nature Preserve and a life-long advocate of infusing science education with art. Drawing upon her science and art background (B.S. Biological Sciences/ Studio Art and M.S. Environmental Interpretation) and love of the outdoors, she leads nature journaling workshops for all ages in pursuit of bringing people intimately closer to the natural environment vital to us all. Kimberly enjoys being a freelance artist in her spare time and works primarily with graphite, pen and ink, watercolors, and Conte' as well as pressed botanicals.
Michael Adriaansen - West Seneca, NY - Michael has been an environmental educator at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve for the past 8 years. He earned a Masters degree in Environmental Interpretation at SUNY ESF and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies at Binghamton University. He has a strong interest in entomology, herpetology, and primitive outdoor skills.
Kim Alexander-Thomson – Snyder, NY – Kim earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies at SUNY-Buffalo. She is a member of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society and has taught at the Pilgrimage over 20 years. She focuses on plants and their relationship to us; whether in practical use or folklore.
Susan Avery – Great Valley, NY – Not exactly raised by wolves, but trained in nature and her ways through years of scouting and the ever restless need to explore the outdoors. Susan is a self-trained naturalist, licensed New York State Outdoor Guide, certified Florida Master Naturalist, and National Park Services volunteer naturalist/docent. She is always looking for opportunities to share those marvelous moments in nature with fellow explorers of all ages. Her areas of interest are trees, old growth forests, spring ephemeral flowers, local historic geology, and marine and freshwater invertebrates.
Rick Bacher – Buffalo, NY – English teacher and full-time student? How does Rick find time for volunteering as a Junior Audubon leader at Buffalo Audubon and public relations photographer at Tifft? Rick is also a wildlife photographer and birder. He spends autumns at Cape May where he is learning to identify, process, and band raptors. Follow Rick's photography at http://instagram.com/rickbee or read his birding blog at http://rickbee.weebly.com/adventure-blog.html.
Tim Baird - Salamanca, NY - Tim is a retired science teacher with degrees in biology & education. His knowledge of birds comes through formal education and life experience. Nature study has been a life-long pursuit. Tim is also interested in nature photography.
Mark Baker – Olean, NY – Mark is known by many as The Bird Guy because of his work at Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center, Inc. Mark works to heal and release injured raptors and vultures. Some that cannot be healed are used for education programs.
Andrew Burroughs - Waterport, NY – Andrew is a senior at Albion High School where he plays varsity basketball and tennis. Andrew has attended the pilgrimage since he was 2 and has helped with the salamander walk for the last 5 years. He is an active member of his church youth group, a volunteer dog walker, and a Special Olympics volunteer. He has fundraised for childhood cancer with the St. Baldricks Foundation and The Make Some Noise Foundation
Susan Burroughs - Waterport, NY - Sue is a special education teacher with a passion for elementary science. She has attended the Pilgrimage since 1998, leading talks and walks for the last 10 years. Sue is also a volunteer with Special Olympics.
Mark Carra – North Java, NY – Mark is the head naturalist at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center. Since 1997, Mark has offered wildlife education under the name FasciNature™ presenting a wide variety of live animal events that introduce audiences to an intriguing world of exotic wildlife and conservation. He started as a wildlife educator in 1989, and has spoken to more than 500,000 people since then. Mark has also worked as a representative and presenter for Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, and Public Television and handled animals for many of their celebrities.
Teresa and Peter Corrigan - Buffalo, NY - Teresa and Peter are avid hikers and newly-minted Adirondack 46ers. (They are pictured here at Marcy Summit in the Adirondacks.) They are longtime ANP attendees and Audubon members, members of the Niagara Frontier chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, and are active Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve. They relish opportunities to get outside and study wildlife in all four seasons. Teresa, an educator for 20+ years, is a first grade teacher in Williamsville. She runs a popular after-school “nature club” for grades 3-4, as well as serving as a volunteer tour guide at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. Both also volunteer at Tifft Nature Preserve.
Frank Crombe - Scottsville, NY - Frank’s extensive knowledge of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, etc. comes from his hobby interest working outdoors and gardening, growing native plants and membership in various conservation organizations.
Alyson Dalton - Jamestown, NY - Alyson was born in Australia and is currently in the 4th grade at Southwestern Elementary School in Jamestown. This is her 7th year at the Pilgrimage. She has a great love for nature and the outdoors. She enjoys walking through the woods with her family as well as playing in the creek and going to their local Audubon Center. Alyson wants all kids to love the nature and the earth as much as she does.
Steven Daniel - Pittsford, NY - Steven has spent the better part of a lifetime studying natural history and teaching others, formally and informally. He took an early retirement from school teaching to develop Nature Discoveries - an ecotour company that he co-founded and for which he has led over 130 trips worldwide. He teaches Field Natural History and leads professional development outings for the Biology Department at Monroe Community College. Steven developed master plans for The Nature Conservancy at Mashomack Preserve on Long Island and for Great Gully in Cayuga County, as well as the biological inventory and development for the Genesee Country Museum Nature Center in Mumford. While plants are a long-consuming interest, he also enjoys studying Lepidoptera, birds, and most every aspect of the natural world. He is active in several local conservation organizations. Steven has a master's degree in science and environmental education from Cornell University. He serves on the executive council of Burroughs Audubon Nature Club and is a board member of the New York Flora Association.
Christopher Duckett - Jamestown, NY - From a young age Christopher always loved being outside looking for frogs, worms, insects and any other creatures that he would come across. As the years went on, his love and interest for nature and animals grew. He began working with animals on a daily basis by getting a job at a local pet shop where he could help others learn and take care of their own animals. He then decided to start taking in animals that people no longer wanted after someone offered him a couple of aquatic turtles. For the past 8 years he has been rescuing exotic animals and promoting proper pet ownership and conservation through education with the help of his rescued animals. Find more information about Chris' rescue and education organization, Amtilia Outreach on Facebook.
Robin Foster - Robin Foster is a PhD Candidate at the University of Buffalo Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. After several years as an elementary school teacher, she decided to pursue her passion for wildlife and began a new career in conservation biology. She obtained both her BA and MA degrees in biology from SUNY Buffalo State. Robin has been involved with eastern hellbender research and conservation since 2004. She has spent many hours in the field handling these gentle giants and is passionate about sharing these experiences with others to help spread the word about the importance of these salamanders and their freshwater habitats.
Frank Gardner - Bedford, MA - Frank has been an amateur birder for over 35 years. He serves as Christmas Bird Count coordinator and contributes to breeding bird atlas projects. He has been a field trip leader at ANP for 30 years.
Wayne Gall - Lancaster, NY - Wayne earned his MS in Entomology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Toronto. He served as an administrator at the Tifft Nature Preserve and Curator of Entomology at the Buffalo Museum of Science from 1983 through 2001. He currently serves as Regional Entomologist with the NYS Department of Health in Buffalo. 2016 will be Wayne's 33rd year at the pilgrimage!
Nancy Jager – Dunkirk, NY - Nancy is a nature enthusiast who enjoys nature photography. She has taken Jamestown Community College courses on plants and insect sketching with Mark Baldwin. M.S. Education State University of New York at Fredonia. NYS Certified teacher, grades K-12. Traveled and lived in South America. Bilingual: English/Spanish.
Ken Keffer – Milwaukee, WI - Ken has been an environmental educator for more than a decade, working in places like Wyoming, Maryland, Ohio, and now at the Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee. He is the author of four books—including The Kids Outdoor Adventure Book and The Secret Lives of Animals. He’s also a freelance writer for publications like Birds & Blooms and Wyoming Wildlife. Between his years as a naturalist and work as an author, Ken has educated thousands of people.
Tom Kerr – Tonawanda, NY - Tom is a Teacher/Naturalist with the Buffalo Audubon Society. He is a graduate of SUNY ESF with a BA in natural history and interpretation. Look for Tom's name next to birding and kids' nature programs.
Robert Hartman - East Aurora, NY – Bob is the Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 627. He has degrees in landscaping and forestry. He met Mary Lyn Nutting on a backpacking trip in June of 1997. They have continued to enjoy hiking together. Their children, Avery, 17, and Nate, 11, are lifelong Pilgrimage attendees.
Nan Hoffman - Grand Island, NY - Nan is a singer, musician, performer, recording artist, and workshop presenter. She has been sharing music with people of all ages for more than thirty years throughout the United States and parts of Canada. She has appeared in coffeehouses and festivals, schools and libraries, parks and camps, churches and community centers, hospitals and nursing homes and continues to keep a busy schedule of performances. Nan sings in a clear voice and accompanies herself on guitar, autoharp, and other instruments. Her repertoire encompasses a wide range of folk songs and ballads, both contemporary and traditional, including topical, spiritual, and humorous songs. Her presentations are fun and informative, and much of her material invites audience participation. Nan has often been heard on public radio and television and has published eight collections of recorded music. A THOUSAND CRANES, RISE LIKE A STAR, and ALONG THE ROAD are albums which focus on peace, ecological concerns, and human potential. (almost) TWO MUCH! is a CD of songs with addictive choruses for children of all ages. CELEBRATIONS OF THE HEART features music for the Christmas season and other festive times.
Karen Lee Lewis - East Amherst, NY - Karen is a Teaching Artist, poet and photographer. She is an arts education specialist who teaches creative writing using all the arts. Her poetry, short fiction, features, interviews and photography have been widely published. She develops programming for many non-profit organizations throughout Western New York. She also teaches creative writing to children in a variety of settings, including public, private and parochial schools. Karen offers adult writing classes through The Blue Plate Studio: A Creative Writer’s Workshop. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Audubon Society, and she serves on the Literary Advisory Council for Villa Maria College. She is a fellow of The Banff Centre, Canada’s creative leader in arts and culture, and the Western New York Writing Project. Karen participated in the first National Seminar on Teaching Artistry at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her publications include a full-length collection of poetry entitled What I Would Not Unravel (The Writer’s Den), and a chapbook of poetry illustrated with her photography entitled Solitude.
Garner Light - Gasport, NY - Garner is a member of the Buffalo Audubon Society and former program coordinator of the Iroquois Observations! Nature Programs at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. He is also the compiler for Wilson-Lake Plains Christmas Bird Count and coordinator for the Clarence Bluebird Trail.
Judy Light - Gasport, NY - Judy is and art educator in Medina NY and Pilgrimage attendee/leader for many years. She is an origami artist, stampin up demonstrator, and obsessed nature tangler!
Mitchell Light - Gasport, NY – Mitchel Light attends Royalton Hartland High School where he plays varsity tennis. Mitch has been attending the pilgrimage since age 2 and helping lead the salamander walk 7 years. He is an active 4-H Teen member, a Buffalo Audubon Volunteer and an active member of his Church youth group. Mitch has participated in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count with his dad Garner for the last 4 years. Mitch attends the BOCES environmental conservation program.
Lauren Makeyenko - Buffalo, NY - Lauren grew up in the village of Hamburg exploring natural areas around the Eighteen Mile Creek. She is the Director of Education for the Buffalo Audubon Society and previously held education positions with Tifft Nature Preserve and at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. In her free time, she enjoys venturing into the natural areas of Western NY with her family throughout the year.
Andy Malicki – Red House, NY - Andy is ready and able to answer any question you may have about the Park's rich history. Specializing in the "How the Park got Started" Program, his passion is for Allegany State Park and he is knowledgeable in several areas from the late 1800s to the present time. Andy is also a park employee.
Jeremy Martin - Friendship, NY - Jeremy has had an interest in nature for as long as he can remember. His very patient mother tolerated pans of pond water in his bedroom and encouraged his early butterfly collections by making (and then frequently repairing) a butterfly net. While that early interest in ponds and entomology never became a career, Jeremy is lucky enough to now be able to relive those early days of discovery with his two boys. Through photography he enjoys documenting nature all over western NY including wildflowers, dragonflies, moths and butterflies, and various other insects. He also participates in various citizen science projects including the New York Dragonfly and Damselfly survey where from 2005 to 2009 Jeremy volunteered as citizen scientist on discovering numerous county/species records in western New York.
Jennifer Miller – Westons Mills, NY - A life-long artist, Jennifer has been drawing critters, both real and imagined, since she was first handed crayons. More recently, for the last ten years, she has been following a full time professional career as a wildlife and fantasy artist. She is self-taught; learning under the vast umbrella of the natural world. While passionate about painting birds, conservation is also close to her heart, so it was with great honor that her painting of Ruddy Ducks was selected for the prestigious 2015-2016 Federal Duck Stamp. When not creating artwork, Jennifer enjoys studying and exploring natural things as well as the wild areas of Western New York.
Lon Myers - West Chester, PA - Lon has a life-long passion for nature. He has degrees in engineering, accounting and marketing. He describes himself as a "gentleman naturalist with an interest in learning." He has led hikes at ANP for 43 years, having formerly served as chairman and registrar for ANP and as a former executive in Burroughs Audubon. His current "day job" is as vice president of new business development of Hayes Consulting, Newton, MA.
Mary Lyn Nutting - East Aurora, NY – Mary Lyn is a teacher at the Aurora Waldorf School in West Falls, NY where she currently teaches 7th Grade. She has a Bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and an MA and MFA from SUNY at Albany. She taught papermaking at the Pilgrimage for many years. She met Robert Hartman on a backpacking trip in June of 1997. They have continued to enjoy hiking together. Their children, Avery, 17, and Nate, 11, are lifelong Pilgrimage attendees.
Linda Ordiway – Bradford PA - Though pictured here with a frog, you will find Linda at the bird banding station. Dr. Ordiway is Mid-Atlantic/Appalachian Regional Biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society. She has also worked as a wildlife biologist for the US Forest Service and has taught environmental and biological sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford PA.
Dr. Allen Podet - Williamsville, NY - Ph.D. & DHL & DD. He has been leading field trips at Pilgrimage for 20+ years. Dr. Podet's Fern Walk is a mainstay of the Pilgrimage. He learned about ferns through classes, clinics & experience. When not at Allegany State Park, Dr. Podet is a professor in the philosophy and humanities departments at Buffalo State College.
Valerie Jill Podet - Williamsville, NY - Valerie's day job is with the Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Stables in East Aurora. She is affiliated with the NY Naval Militia, the US Navy League, the Lou Eibl Corral, the Buffalo Geological Society, Temple Hesed Abraham of Jamestown, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, Red Hats, Prairie Star Ranch, and NC Bectel Training Stables. Whew! And she still makes time to lead field trips at Allegany Nature Pilgrimage including beavers, general nature, animal signs, and the geology of the park. Valerie holds a Master’s degree in zoology and is almost (all but dissertation) a geologist. She has been leading field trips at Pilgrimage for 20+ years.
Chuck Rosenburg - Elma, NY – Chuck has a B.S. degree in wildlife management from Purdue University and an M.S. degree in biology from the College of William and Mary. His master’s thesis focused on barn owl habitat use, as determined using radio-telemetry. For the first 15 years of his professional career, Chuck worked as a private environmental consultant completing a broad variety of ecological studies. Since 2006, he has served as a wetlands ecologist with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, where he also leads the NYS DEC’s winter raptor study in Region 9. Chuck is an avid birder and has led numerous Owl Prowls for Buffalo Audubon Society and other groups.
Kristen Rosenburg - Elma, NY – Kristen has always enjoyed spending time outdoors, nurtured by family camping trips to the Adirondacks, Algonquin Provincial Park, and Yellowstone National Park. She attended her first beaver colony tour and owl prowl as a child at Allegany State Park. While attending graduate school at SUNY-ESF, Kristen conducted field research studying beavers at Allegany State Park. Since completing a master's degree in wildlife biology, she has been employed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as an Environmental Educator at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Depew, NY for the past 10 years.
Carolyn Ruth – Harborcreek, PA – Carolyn a Penn State Master Gardener. In addition to growing vegetables, she puts native plants such as Milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, and Button Bushes on her property to promote pollinating insects. She volunteers at Presque Isle State Park at the pontoon station in the summertime and also does narrations on the pontoon rides. She is a graduate of Mercyhurst University and currently works there as an adjunct in the chemistry department.
Sarah Sorci - Buffalo, NY - Sarah is a Community Herbalist and 2014 graduate of the Holistic Herbalism program at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine. For Sarah, herbalism is the perfect combination of natural gardening and permaculture, forest ecology, counseling skills, anatomy/physiology, nutrition, world culture and history, botany and chemistry, art, writing, and connecting with nature. She has been offering consultations since 2014 and was excited to incorporate the Community Supported Agriculture model into her work in 2015. Sarah also has a certificate of horticultural therapy, and loves using gardening as a vehicle to support healing and wellness.
John Sly – John is a longtime tour leader at Beaver Meadow for school groups & tree identification hikes.
Anthony Sokolik - Orchard Park, NY – Jared, Liam, Krissy, and AJ Sokolik have been involved with carnivorous plants for many years and have been active in the Western New York Carnivorous Plant Club since its creation in 2011. They have presented many times at the monthly meetings. Besides the Venus Fly Traps that everyone normally thinks of, the Sokoliks have kept many species of pitcher plants and sundews as well.
Harold Stock - Fairport, NY - Harold has been attending the pilgrimage for over 30 years. His areas of expertise include the history of Allegany State Park, fly fishing, stream evaluation, Thunder Rocks, and Native American History. In addition to serving as a committee member of the Pilgrimage, Harold is active with Buffalo Audubon Society, and the Perinton Historical Society. He is a member of Beaver Meadow and Burroughs Audubon Nature Club. Harold serves as a docent at the Rochester Museum of Science and as an interpreter at the Genessee County Village and Museum. He also belongs to the Landmark Society of Rochester, Trout Unlimited, and Healing Waters.
Garret Taylor – Ellicottville, NY – Garret is a self-taught mushroom expert. He is a member of the North American Mycological Association, the Rochester Area Mycological Association, and most recently the Mycological Society of Toronto.
Jeff Tome – Warren, PA - Jeff has been a professional naturalist since 1994 when he started working & volunteering at nature centers. He loves all aspects of nature and knows a ton about wildflowers and herps. Jeff Tome is Senior Naturalist for the Jamestown Audubon Society, where he has worked since 1996. He loves hiking and looking for those odd little stories out there, whether they are about plants that eat meat, salamanders that hike a mile to lay eggs or insects that force plants to grow them a home. Jeff knows a little bit about many things in nature and loves to share them with people. He has a dual degree in Environmental Studies and Speech Communication from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is a past board member and field trip chairperson for the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, and former board member and sanctuary chair for the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, for whom he still writes regular newspaper columns. In 2012, Jeff made a trip to the Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains, which inspired the first Allegany Nature Pilgrimage.
Rachel Tome – Warren, PA - Rachel is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher. She has been leading people in yoga, meditation and other practices for over ten years. As a former environmental educator, she loves the outdoors and helping people experience nature in new ways.
Liz Urbanski-Farrell – Buffalo, NY - Liz has been an avid birder since her first effort to put salt on a robin's tail as a toddler. Originally a journalist, writer and editor by training and trade, she holds a minor concentration in fine art from Buffalo State College and enjoys trying new ways of involving children and adults in art and the natural world, has participated in the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage with her family for 17 years. She has been a Cub Scout leader and is currently a member of the parent committee for Boy Scout Troop 5 and Sea Scout Ship 1 in Buffalo, NY and is director of member services and government relations for the Western New York Healthcare Association.
Adele Wellman - Salamanca, NY - Adele is happiest in the woods--on skis, bike or on foot. She has a BS in Biology and minored in Horticulture at Tennessee Tech University. From April through December, Adele is a naturalist at Allegany State Park where she leads numerous hikes for campers on topics ranging from beavers to bears, wildflowers and trees, to dragonflies and butterflies. From December through March she teaches snow sports full-time at Holimont in Ellicottville. Every season her students teach her something new about edibles and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Her Master Gardener training through Cornell has served her well in current positions, as well as in previous jobs in landscaping. Adele usually leads an off-trail nature hike to the Bridal Falls and an edible plants walk at Pilgrimage.
Barbara Winner – Lakewood, NY – Barbara owns “Love Your Weeds,” a center for teaching healthy life and forgotten skills to help people live a more self-sufficient life. She has an Associates Degree in Biology and has a lifelong interest in herbal studies.
David Winner – Lakewood, NY– David is a former Penn State Master Gardener. He owns “Love Your Weeds” with his wife Barbara (see above).
David Wymer – Portville, NY - David has been involved in astronomy for over 20 years. Astrophotography became a way for him to really explore the dark skies we can still find in this part of the country. During the day, David works for Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES as a technician for phone and computer networks. At night, he likes to take pictures of the sky. Not just any pictures! Here's what David had to say when asked about his work: "For most astro-photographers the image is king; it's a quest. There are so many excellent imagers out there, much better than me. More equipment, more sophisticated, etc. But what I do is different and very few do what I do. For me, the experience is king--getting to and camping in a place where the skies are truly dark, enjoying the sound of animals and owls and other whispers of the night, having everything set up and sometimes just sitting back and, well, seeing all that you can see. My images show huge expanses of the night sky. They can show what our galaxy, the Milky Way, really looks like. But to enjoy what so few can see these days because of light pollution and cities...well that's what it's all about! I try to inspire people, young and old to get out and see the night!"
Jay Wopperer – Williamsville, NY– Jay is a graduate of Intermediate Birding at the Buffalo Museum of Science. He is a longtime member of Buffalo Audubon and East Aurora Birding Club & has led many field trips for both groups.
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