On Thursday, June 13 at 7pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes Pete Axelrod who will will familiarize participants with how to use bird foods, bird feeders, water and shelter to attract the widest variety of birds and give tips on making your backyards bird friendly.  Attracting birds is a great way to bring nature up close and into your backyard. As it is easy to attract up to 32 different species of native birds to a backyard, bird feeding will provide hours of entertainment for everyone in the family adding dimensions of color and sound to the yard unlike any other.

Pete Axelrod has been a nature enthusiast since age 5. His passion led him to study Wildlife Biology and Natural History Interpretation. Pete has volunteered in avian population studies, wild bird rehabilitation, habitat restoration, wildlife education and leading birding ventures throughout New Jersey (with NJ Audubon, Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, The Raptor Trust). This program is presented free, but registration is required.  To sign up for the program call the library at 908-754-7885.