Our February Program
Tuesday, February 27
7:00 pm via Zoom
Louise de Kiriline Lawrence: How One Woman Changed How We See Birds
Author Merilyn Simonds will present
a Zoom talk on Canadian naturalist
“Louise de Kiriline Lawrence:
How One Woman Changed
How We See Birds” on Tuesday,
Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. The online
event is co-hosted with Crandall Public Library.
In 1935, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence — born into Swedish aristocracy,
survivor of the Russian Civil War, and nurse-in-charge of the world-
famous Dionne Quintuplets — retreatedto her wilderness cabin on the MattawaRiver in Northern Ontario, Canada. She spent the next 50 years studying birds, the life
history of many of them a mystery at the time.
Training herself in the art of observation and ornithology, Lawrence published ground-
breaking studies and wrote six books
and almost 100 journal articles and
magazine stories on birds. Her
“loghouse nest” on Pimisi Bay be-
came a mecca for ornithologists and
bird enthusiasts from around the
Merilyn Simonds is the internationally published author of 20 books, including the novel The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and the Canadian classic nonfiction novel, The Convict Lover, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Among Simonds’ best-selling nonfiction
is A New Leaf, the story of her
gardens north of Kingston and
Gutenberg’s Fingerprint, a
meditation on reading, writing, and the future of the printed book
Bird Talk! is a 5-minute long bird spotlight show, which hits home with our motto, “Conservation Through Education.” You can listen to Joy, WEQX’s resident birder & gardener, every week for great music, and fun facts on the featured bird of the week every Thursday at 11:30am!
Southern Adirondack Audubon Society (SAAS) is a certified local chapter of the National Audubon Society and incorporated in 1984 as a not-for-profit organization in New York.
- SAAS represents ~600 member households in Warren, Washington, northern Saratoga and southern Hamilton counties in New York State.
- SAAS’s primary goal is to protect the environment by preserving natural habitats and promoting environmental education.
- Contact a board member to learn how you can volunteer with us in our local conservation and education work.
NEW! Bird Friendly
Southern Adirondack Audubon Society is now offering an online Bird Friendly Property Checklist! Take our short quiz to find out how bird friendly your property is and how you can make it even better. After taking the quiz, you may also order one of the above signs to show off your effort.
Videos of Past Programs
Effects of Climate Change on Montane Birds of the Northeast, Jason Hill, Ph.D.