"While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement,
it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life." - Theodore Roosevelt
All Programs Held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library Unless Otherwise Noted
Come and view beautiful nature photographs by Huntington HS honors student, Alexa Helburn. These original photographs, featuring images from recent HOBAS field trips, will be available to take home and enjoy as a token of appreciation for your generous donations to HOBAS (cash or checks, please). These photos will make great Father’s Day and graduation gifts for the nature lovers in your life. Support HOBAS and the work of an aspiring photographer.
About the photographer: Alexa Helburn is a 15-year-old sophomore at Huntington High School. She is an honors student who is a member of the girls’ varsity tennis team. She loves traveling on vacation with her family and looks forward to future adventures. Alexa has been fascinated with photography from a very young age, taking photos on a wide variety of subject matter around her home, her neighborhood and when she travels. Relatively new to Huntington, Alexa is enjoying photographing the natural beauty of the area as a way to better understand her new hometown. Until her recent high school classes in photography, Alexa has not had any technical training, but has learned the art of photography through trial and error. She has been praised for her artistic eye and keen sense of composition and use of light. Alexa would like to study photography in college among her other pursuits. Alexa is very excited to share her nature photographs with the HOBAS community and to help support its great work protecting and educating the public about birds and the environment.
Learn about the benefits of planting with native plants and come with your gardening questions as we explore landscaping ideas for birds and for other wildlife.
Get inspired to grow more native plants in your yards, gardens, patios, and balconies to support bird conservation efforts for both our resident and migrating birds. Our speaker, Dr. Rowden will enlighten us about how landscaping with native plants can turn a patchwork of green spaces into a quilt of restored habitat.
About the Speaker: John Rowden joined Audubon in 2009 when he was hired by the New York City chapter to direct citizen science and outreach throughout the city. In 2013, he transitioned to the National Audubon Society, first working on the Toyota TogetherGreen program before becoming Audubon’s Director of Community Conservation in 2016. John’s work at Audubon has focused on engaging new audiences in the organization’s conservation efforts, personally and through Audubon’s extensive national network. He holds a PhD in Zoology from Duke University.
All meetings are free and open to the public!
Meetings begin at 6:45pm for refreshments and
7:30pm for speakers at:
Cold Spring Harbor Library
95 Harbor Road (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor.
Please check this website often for updates and changes to the schedule.