Join Bedford Audubon: See Me. Hear Me. Find Me.

Join Bedford Audubon: See Me. Hear Me. Find Me.

See Me. Hear Me. Find Me. Our mission is to connect you to nature! We want to share the joy and wonder of seeing, hearing, and finding birds (butterflies, bees, plants, and more!) with you. That’s why we’ve partnered with friends at local businesses to...
The Pipevine Lifeline: The Vine Behind the Butterfly

The Pipevine Lifeline: The Vine Behind the Butterfly

The Pipevine Lifeline: The Vine Behind the Butterfly By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist We’re continuing our Pipevine Swallowtail Watch of 2017! The caterpillars are growing larger, and some of the bigger ones are beginning to disperse. But we wanted to turn...
Bird Bling: The Why & How of Bird Banding Research

Bird Bling: The Why & How of Bird Banding Research

Bird Bling By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist A Day in the Life A typical banding day begins when the birds get up, just before dawn. Naturalist Tait Johansson and Field Biologist Krista Botting are often joined by several volunteers and observers to open the...
Nest Boxes: Manage, Maintain, & Monitor

Nest Boxes: Manage, Maintain, & Monitor

The Three Ms of Nest Boxes: Manage, Maintain, & Monitor By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist Being the “landlord” of a nest box doesn’t have to take up a lot of time, but it’s not a good idea to put one up and forget about it. Without proper care, nest boxes...
Nest Boxes: How to Select the Perfect Box

Nest Boxes: How to Select the Perfect Box

Nest Boxes: How to Select the Perfect Box By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist The breeding season is well under way, and many breeding pairs are beginning a second brood while some later nesters are just beginning to build. One way to help many birds is to put...
July Nature Almanac: What to Look for this Month

July Nature Almanac: What to Look for this Month

5            Look for the dark pink flowers of Swamp Milkweed in open wetlands. These flowers often attract wetland butterflies like the Mulberry Wing and Black Dash. 9        Full Moon. 15      Look for American Goldfinches gathering downy material from plants like...
Join our HawkWatch Team as the Lead Counter

Join our HawkWatch Team as the Lead Counter

CHESTNUT RIDGE HAWKWATCH LEAD COUNTER (2017) Bedford Audubon is pleased to announce the availability of a 15-week paid opportunity in field (raptors) biology at our Chestnut Ridge HawkWatch in Bedford Corners, New York. Required Skills & Qualities The ideal...