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Mr. Bluebird' to lecture at library

John Rogers, banker, biologist and Bluebird conservationist, will be speaking at 1 p.m. on Saturday June 18 in the Community Room at the Cazenovia Public Library .

Rogers, also known as "Mr. Bluebird," is a nationally known authority on protecting our New York state bird. He is the experts' expert. Rogers' lifelong interest began in his youth when he was given a bluebird box. He now lectures around the country and maintains more than 250 bluebird boxes across Central New York.

The eastern bluebird has long been threatened by urban sprawl and development that eats up habitat, according to Rogers. The bluebird, a gardener's friend, is known for its distinctive coloring and ingesting insects.

This event is sponsored by the South Village Homeowners Association and is open to the public. Children and parents are especially welcome.

A limited number of bluebird houses will be available for purchase for $8.

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