EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Kathy Easton, a longtime New Jersey birder, will present a lively, interactive program on the state’s avian residents at the next Option Green program at the East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3.

The program is free and open to the public. Children 8 and older are welcome.

Easton will use visual and audio media to introduce audiences to the state’s birds, and discuss how to coax them into backyards year-round.

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She has been involved in non-formal environmental education for over 20 years, leading bird walks and presenting nature programs in central New Jersey. In 2009, she started About Birds LLC, a one-woman business offering bird walks and talks for individuals and small groups of all ages.

As a volunteer, Easton chairs the Cranbury Township Shade Tree Commission serves as an associate naturalist for New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve and volunteers with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Fall Festival and Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County. 

Easton’s talk is part of the Option Green lecture series presented by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission in partnership with the library. FriendsEBEC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation and environmental education. Membership is free and open to all township residents. For more information, go to friendsebec.com or send email to friendsebec@gmail.com.