New Jersey Center for the Book’s exhibit at the National Book Festival 2014 brought the theme of birds and bird conservation to the public as we celebrated NJCFB’s recent designation of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) a New Jersey Literary Landmark.
Our book selection this year was Bayshore Summer: Finding Eden in a Most Unlikely Place by Pete Dunne. Dunne is the Director of CMBO and a well-known writer of nature and all things birds, whose mission is to promote the joys of birds and birding and the natural world to a broad outreach of NJ’s citizens, promoting birding, bird conservation and research.
At our exhibit, replete with birding books, mounted bird feeders and bird houses, we distributed ‘Healthy Backyard Habitat for Wildlife’ posters and Habitat Scavenger Hunt and Bird Spy Bingo materials for children from our partners at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the United States Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Duncraft and the National Wildlife Federation.
Stories of favorite birds and backyard wildlife observations were shared by Book Festival visitors throughout the day and was a wonderful celebration of literacy and the natural world!