Bird enthusiast builds and teaches others about different feeders at workshop

By Jordan Goltz
Meridian Times staff writer

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP- Songbird enthusiast Gene Wasserman hosted a Bird Feeder Workshop at the Harris Nature Center where children and parents could build and purchase their very own bird feeders, while learning about different kinds of feeders and songbirds. “It’s a hobby that got out of control,” said Wasserman, a retired bird enthusiast, who enjoys giving back to the community. “All profits go to the Nature Center, as well as some donations to the Boy Scouts.”

On Sept. 29, 2013, participants were given the chance to put together one of four types of feeders: a hopper, suet, bluebird, or peanut butter style feeder. The event was free.