It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On July 4th at 2pm join Birding Expert Janet Scott, for an afternoon dedicated to our feathered friends. Who might be in your garden and how can we make them feel welcome? Bird houses and bushes, water and worms, let’s be good neighbours! Children will also have the opportunity to create birdhouses, bird feeders and bird kites.
Admission is free! Demo Days take place Tuesday and Thursdays in July and August under the event tent, in the gardens of the Macpherson House. For more information, call 613-354-3027.
About the Presenter:
Janet Scott is a graduate of Lakeshore Teacher’s College in 1962 and Queen’s University in 1983. She taught school and worked with children for fifty years. Janet also guided Girl Guide groups and school groups through the Owl Woods on Amherst Island from 1984 to 2014 to encourage an interest in birds and the environment. Along with a group of volunteers, Janet assisted with Project Snowstorm where two Snowy Owls were fitted with transmitters on her dining room table. In 2016, Janet assisted two young men from National Public Radio, Washington D.C., to create a video teaching children about Snowy Owls. She has spoken to groups on Amherst Island about the many species they have there. Janet has hosted a bird show on CJAI, a local radio station, since 2009 and has written articles for the Beacon, the Amherst Island local newspaper, since 2000. Janet is a Life Member of Kingston Field Naturalists since 1984 and has been dubbed “The Bird Lady “by the residents of Amherst Island.