Victor Fazio of the Shaker Lakes Nature Center recalls his experiences at the Shaker Lakes beginning in the 1970s. Fazio, a bird-watching enthusiast, provides a wealth of information about the bird population at Shaker Lakes over roughly three decades, connecting ecological chages to changes in bird behavior and population. Also discussed is the history of "birding" at Shaker Lakes, which dates back "to at least 1905," emerging from the Conservation Movement of the early 20th century. Fazio credits his interest in bird-watching and environmental issues to his education at Shaker Heights High School, to the mentorship of ornithologist Jean Aiken, and to the community of naturalists in the region.
Fazio, Victor (interviewee)
West, Julie (interviewer)
Shaker Lakes Nature Center
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"Victor Fazio Interview, 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 902015.