Where Bird-Watching Began

Thompson, Craig
August 2008
New York State Conservationist;Aug2008, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p7
The article focuses on the Hundred Acre Lot, a park featuring various flora and fauna in Jamestown, New York. The Hundred Acre Lot and its adjacent Moon Brook are said to have become one of the favorite place of young bird watchers. It is noted that the late naturalist Roger Tory Peterson honed his skills of observation and note-taking in those sites, which eventually led to his Peterson system of bird identification. Children who are introduced to nature at an early age are more likely to develop a lifelong interest in nature based on studies.


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