The golf tournament for the benefit of the NCSPCA is this Friday, Oct. 7. This benefit is to help raise funds for the new shelter being built for the organization. Please check out their website for more information about the tournament and other projects at http://www.ncspca.org.
Be sure to check out the Keeseville Free Library and find out how you can now sign out ebooks using your library card to be downloaded directly to your own reading device.
I appreciate all the wonderful feedback that I have received concerning my column and my adventures with the birds and other wildlife in my community. Some of the birds are back and one of my neighborhood chipmunks is going crazy stuffing his cheeks and scurrying back and forth preparing for winter. I’m slowly getting a set-up that I’m quite happy with in my backyard. I have a ceramic dish attached to the side of my house below my bedroom window which I fill with birdseed much to the delight of one of my cats since I built a padded shelf inside the house on the windowsill. A couple of feet back from this I have a bird feeder hanging from a shepherd’s hook, also to the visual delight of the cat. I love watching how a bunch of birds, starlings or blue jays, will come and land on the ground while one bird stands on the top of the feeder shaking it so the seed falls to the ground. When the big boys are full then I get quite a few morning doves and a couple of chipmunks feeding off the ground. Much better entertainment for me and my cats than TV ever could be. As I’ve mentioned many times in my column, it is not hard at all to find so much beauty and wonders in our community; you just need to have your eyes and mind open. Stay safe and well everyone and enjoy our beautiful community.