Lime Hollow Nature Center
Peaceful Pond at Lime Hollow

Robert P. Bush Memorial Bird Education Room

Birds are an important focus at the Lime Hollow Center: through the generosity of the Bush family, a portion of the Visitor Center has been dedicated as the Robert P. Bush Memorial Bird Education Room, which continues the legacy of the Cortland County Bird Club.

Lime Hollow's Bird Education Room is a celebration of all things fowl... Birds, that is! Complete with a life-size mural that rotates with each passing season, adding artistic vision to the living scenery outside, our Bird Education Room is sure to delight both naturalists and birders alike. Decorated with mounts of countless different species--from raptors to owls, songbirds to ducks, and everything in between--aspiring and accomplished birders will delight in our interpretive displays of native habitats and migratory routes.

If you're so inspired and inclined, we have field guides and binoculars to borrow; and with a 'real definition' viewing window to our outdoor Bird Garden, you're sure to see both familiar and exotic visitors to our feeders all year long.

Entrance to Bird Education Room Bird Feeders

 

  • As his final Eagle Scout project, James D. McKenna constructed a large bird feeding station that is sited between the Bird Room windows and a nearby brook.
  • Bird Club dues are used to purchase seeds for the wide variety of donated feeders.
  • Monthly bird club meetings generally are held from September through June.
  • Traditions such as the annual Wilkins Lecture, that memorializes the contributions of Connie Wilkins, as well as the Christmas Bird Count, continue with a solid core of club volunteers.
  • And rising club membership has demonstrated that the Cortland Lime Hollow Bird Club has become an important educational and recreational resource for all Cortland County residents.

 

Bush Memorial Bird Education Room

 

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