James Coe is a free-lance artist and naturalist living in the town of New Baltimore. Educated as a biologist at Harvard, Coe later earned a master's degree in painting from Parsons the New School for Design. He spent the first years of his career as an ornithological illustrator and field guide author. His Golden Field Guide, Eastern Birds was first published in 1994 and is the source of most of the bird images seen on the GLT website. In recent years, he has been painting full time. He exhibits his oil paintings in museums and galleries throughout the country, and is represented in the permanent collections of several museums, including the New York State Museum. In 2011 he was honored by the Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin as "Master Wildlife Artist."

Jim spent 6 years serving on the Town of New Baltimore Planning Board, and has served on Green Country Habitat Advisory Committee since its inception. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Animal Artists, an international professional organization of wildlife artists.

He has lived in the western hills of Hannacroix (New Baltimore) for 26 years with his wife Karen Scharff and their two children.

  • Fairy Houses

    Budding architects created some innovative homes for the fairies at the Willows at Brandow Point. Thanks to all the arfairy hoousefairy hoousechitects and their assistants for another fun day of fairy house building. 

  • Happy Kids and Happy Birds

    Thanks to everyone who came out for a great event Saturday. We built more than 20 birdhouses plus feeders and nesting boxes. As an added bonus we got to learn how to use binoculars. And we had pizza to top off the morning. Thanks to volunteers from Athens Sportsmen’s Club and Greene Land Trust, and to the Athens Community Foundation for providing funding. 

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