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“For the Birds” is a forty-five minute presentation based on the children’s biography For the Birds, The Life of Roger Tory Peterson. Roger Tory Peterson is most famous for writing and illustrating A Field Guide to the Birds. He was a renowned artist, writer, photographer and naturalist who used his gifts to educate millions of people to know and appreciate the natural world. Items representing Peterson’s life alongside his biography will help participants learn how he develops into a naturalist, ornithologist, artist, environmentalist and educator. You will learn about the Peterson System, the method of nature identification that Roger Tory Peterson is famous for. Participants will then practice using his system by participating in a game that challenges them to identify various birds. This free program for all ages will be on Saturday, March 16th from11am – noon. The Ellington Farman library is located on 760 Thornton Road, Ellington and you may call 287-2945 for information on this and any other library program. Visit www.ellingtonlibrary.org or find us on Facebook to keep up to date on everything happening at the library.