In December, Wild Birds Unlimited - Saratoga Springs NY on behalf of Wingscapes™ was pleased to present a first generation Birdcam to the Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Centers (VIC). Rynda McCray, a VIC Naturalist, is pictured below accepting the Birdcam motion-activated camera from Lois Geshiwlm and Nancy Castillo.
Martha Van der Voort, Director of the Adirondack Park Institute (API) VIC Friends Group, provided their thanks:
Wingscapes had provided the Birdcam to our store for demonstration purposes and heartily agreed to donate the like-new Birdcam for use by the naturalists at the Newcomb VIC and/or Paul Smiths VIC. WBU-Saratoga adds their thanks to Bart Stephens and Melissa Morgan of the Wingscapes organization for their support of our store and the Adirondack VICs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have recently found out that both Adirondack Visitor Interpretive Centers will be CLOSED due to state budget cuts. What a shame! We await their re-opening when our state emerges from its budget crisis.
In the meantime, we hope Ellen Rathbone of the Adirdondack Naturalist blog, or one of the other VIC naturalists utilizes the donated Birdcam during this (hopefully temporary) setback.