Not exactly birding, but a program on a favorite Rutland County Audubon birding hotspot:  
On Tuesday, January 8, Shawn Good of Vermont Department of Fish & 
Wildlife will talk about fish at the Pomainville Wildlife Management 
Area in Pittsford. Pomainville is one of Rutland County Audubon's 
Birding Hotspots, but its location makes it important for other reasons.

The wildlife management area was purchased from the Powmainville family 
in 2003 by Ducks Unlimited through the US Department of Agriculture’s 
Natural Resources Conservation Services as part of their Wetland Reserve
 Program.  The Fish & Wildlife Department now manages the area for a
 mixture of diverse wildlife habitats, including early successional 
forest, alder swamps and open grasslands. 

However, while bird watching and other wildlife related recreational 
activities receive much of the attention here, another lesser known side
 of the Department’s management of this parcel of public land has to do 
with the fish populations of Otter Creek. 

The program is free and open to all at the Maclure Library in Pittsford at 7 p.m.

Sue Elliott