(Peterboro, NY – April 2013) On Sunday April 14 at 2 p.m. the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark will celebrate Greene Smith’s birthday by hosting Colgate Sustainability Coordinator John Pumilio.  Pumilio will present “A World of Wonder: Greene Smith’s Beloved Birds.”

Greene Smith was considered a leading ornithologist during the mid-19th century, lecturing at Cornell University.  The talk will feature differing specimens left to Colgate by Greene’ Smith’s widow to illustrate the exciting role of birds in mid-19th century science, including Darwin’s emerging theory of evolution.  An easy, informal birdwatching “ramble” will follow, to scout for spring migratory birds. [Dress accordingly.]

Interested participants can also walk to the nearby Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, where the foundation ruins of Greene’s Bird House have been cleared for a formal “forensic” site exploration this summer.

Suggested donation is $3.

For more information please call 315-280-8828, email info@gerritsmith.org, or visit www.gerritsmith.orgBirdhouse Rorer 8-30-09.

By martha

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