Birds of Chautauqua Lake: A Walk and a Chat
Speaker/Guide: Terry Mosher
Location: Lakeside porch of the Youth Activities Center near Heinz Beach
Terry Mosher, Past President of the Lake Erie Bird Club, is a longtime birder and amateur naturalist, retired after thirty-six years in the English Department at SUNY-Fredonia. During a walk along the Chautauqua Lake shore, Terry will talk about the many species of birds—both resident and transient—that use the lake itself and the rich variety of habitats along its shores. Detouring inland, he’ll show you a few of the birds that nest on the Chautauqua Institution grounds—perhaps including a pair of Merlins. Please bring binoculars if you have a pair, but don’t stay away if you don’t.
For thirty-six years, Dr. Terry Mosher taught environmental literature and other English courses at SUNY-Fredonia, where he loved connecting students with the natural world and great American writing about it. An eager amateur naturalist, Terry studies the birds, butterflies, and wildflowers of Western New York. His other outdoor pleasures include gardening, traveling, and enjoying nature from horseback.