An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until June 16, 2017
“Bird Woman of the Sourlands – Hannah Suthers Bird Banding” is a photo exhibit by Princeton Day School student Erica Walsh, who took close-up portraits of Hannah Suthers and her legendary bird-banding process. Erica is a pupil of the Princeton Day School teacher of photography, Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick.
It was her teacher’s suggestion that Erica join Ms. Suthers and her team of volunteers and graduate students, as they began their seasonal dawn patrol of migrating birds deep in a Sourland forest. Intimate views of rare species, briefly wrapped in mist nets, vie for attention with studies of Hannah Suthers’ intense gaze and venerable hands, as she directs capture and release. The all-seeing lens wielded by Erica Walsh also entered Ms. Suthers’ study, where she is licensed to rehabilitate injured and/or orphaned birds brought in all seasons.
The Featherbed Lane Bird Banding Station Important Bird Area (IBA) is a research and monitoring project was initiated by biologist Hannah Suthers in 1977, the FLBBS is among the longest-running bird banding stations in the United States.
Erica’s black and white photographs will be on view in D&R Greenway’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery through June 16. The art may be viewed from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center at One Preservation Place in Princeton. Not necessary to call in advance of visit. For further information: 609-924-4646.