Studios at Crescent Pond:
Visitors are welcome at the Studios every Saturday, 1-4 PM or by appointment. This black bear was photographed by Richard in May '99, outside the studio barn.
In 1996, The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) recognized the Studios at Crescent Pond property as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat.
Joining more than 18,000 property owners in the U.S. and Canada, Sandy Sherman and Richard Whitney are providing wildlife habitat by cultivating trees, shrubs, and flowers that offer food and cover for wildlife, thus attracting butterflies, birds, frogs, and small mammals. The effort promotes common-sense conservation by reducing or eliminating the need for fertilizers, pesticides, or excessive watering.
The Backyard Wildlife Habitat program offers individuals, families, and organizations an introduction to nature that can yield a lifelong commitment to conservation. It is one of many NWF programs to protect wildlife and the environment.
Since the programs start in 1973, Backyard Wildlife Habitats have sprouted in urban, suburban, and rural sites, from post offices and schools to hospitals and municipal facilities. The majority can be found at residential properties like the Studios at Crescent Pond.
The nations largest member-supported conservation group, the NWF unites people from all walks of life to protect nature, wildlife, and the world we share. NWF has educated and inspired families to uphold Americas conservation tradition since 1936.
For more information about the Backyard Wildlife Habitat program, see http://www.nwf.org/habitats/