Studios at Crescent Pond

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Crescent Pond: A Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Visitors are welcome at the Studios every Saturday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment.

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.

Michael Moore Group Portrait

Michael Moore

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 program's 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 nation's 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 America's conservation tradition since 1936.

Visit the Backyard Wildlife Habitat website for more information about the program.

Pitcher Mountain Farm Return Of the Hawks Matchless Lights Rainbow Over Crescent Pond


"Brilliantly talented American realist! His masterful paintings attest to the absolute and enduring qualities in his timeless, yet very timely personality of American realism. Richard Whitney is a rare and gifted painter."
— Dean Fausett, Former President of the National Society of Mural Painters

"Stressing craft, a high degree of finish, meticulous fidelity to nature. (Whitney's) command of technique is pronounced. His technique is reminiscent of the old masters and his ability to capture the carefully concealed character of subjects is fantastic."
— Robert Taylor, Art Critic, The Boston Globe