Birding with Jory Teltser on Saturday, April 21 from 8:00am -10:00am at the Newman-Poses Preserve, Westport, CT
Bring your binoculars, camera, water bottle and hiking boots and join Aspetuck Land Trust on Saturday, April 21st at 8:00am for an Earth Day Hike at the Newman Poses Preserve in Westport to search for and identify local birds with birder Jory Teltser.
The 17-year-old Staples High School Junior and avid birder has knowledge beyond his years in the area of birding. He is currently working with the Aspetuck Land Trust to collect data on birds on Aspetuck Land Trust properties. This data will be used to improve bird habitats.
When he first started birding in 2010, Jory was only 9. Jory is now the President of the Connecticut Young Birders Club. His birding has taken him to every town in Connecticut and far beyond. He has the experience of a seasoned ornithologist and began describing how bird populations were shifting before he picked up a pair of binoculars. Jory considers himself to be “an outdoorsman that enjoys hiking and all aspects of nature”. In addition to supporting the environmental issues that are very important to him, he plays the french horn and sings with the Staples Orphenians. You can view his outstanding photography via his Flickr account online.
The Newman Poses Preserve was named after actor Paul Newman and Lillian Poses, the first woman to graduate from NYU Law School. The Newman and Poses families who lived nearby donated the land for this nature preserve and enjoyed walking on the property.
The Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) is a local non-profit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton. ALT preserves provide passive recreation and educational opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature, while preserving the flora and fauna and rural characteristics of local communities. ALT maintains 45 trailed nature preserves and other conservation-only properties on over 1,800 acres of land. More than 1,000 individual members support the organization through annual membership contributions. For more information visit www.aspetucklandtrust.org.