February Environmental Education: What to Do
Love is for the Birds & More: February Environmental Education Events with Bedford Audubon
With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching this month, love is in the air! Open your heart up to birds, and nature, this month and join us for a walk, lecture, or field trip this February!
Thursdays in January & February (starting January 11), 1 hour before sunset, Science in Action: EagleWatch. Naturalist Tait Johansson and his team from Bedford Audubon and Saw Mill River Audubon will monitor roosting Bald Eagles within the Lower Hudson Valley Important Bird Area (IBA). Family friendly—a fun way to introduce ecology to your kids! If you’re interested in this exciting community science project, please email Tait at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914.232.1999.
Saturday, February 3, 8am, See Us: Bedford2020 Climate Action Summit at Fox Lane High School. Join us for a full day of workshops that will help you learn how to take action now to mitigate the impacts of climate change at home, work, and in your community. National Audubon CEO and Westchester County resident David Yarnold is a keynote speaker! Snow date is Sunday, February 4.
Tuesday, February 6, 7:30am-9:30am, First Tuesday Bird Walk: Deans Bridge, Somers, with Naturalist Tait Johansson. Meet at the eastern end of Dean’s Bridge Road in Somers. Level of physical difficulty: Easy-moderate. Let us know if you’d like to borrow binoculars. Please register with Susan at email@example.com or 914.302.9713.
Saturday, February 10, 9am-4pm, See Us: Eaglefest. Join us at the New Croton Dam for a day of viewing our Nation’s symbol, the Bald Eagle. We’ll also be monitoring the local waterfowl and other birds, too! No registration necessary. Snow date Sunday, February 11.
Thursday, February 15, 7:30am-9:30am, Third Thursday Bird Walk, Maple Ave., Katonah, with Naturalist Tait Johansson. Join Tait for our new tradition in marking the passing of the seasons and changing of birds by birding at this local hotspot. Meet at the dam. Level of physical difficulty: Easy. Please let us know if you’d like to borrow binoculars. Please register with Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.302.9713.
Friday, February 16 – Monday, February 19, Special Field Trip: Cape Ann & Newburyport in Winter with Tait Johansson. The coast or northeast Massachusetts is the winter home to a spectacular array of seabirds. Our masterful Naturalist will guide this special trip around the region in search of such stunners as Harlequin Duck, King Eider, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Red-necked Grebe, Rough-legged Hawk, Iceland and Glaucous Gulls, Purple Sandpiper, Black Guillemot, Black-legged Kittiwake, Razorbill, and Snowy Owl. It’s also possible to see Dovekie, Thick-billed Murre, and Eastern and Short-eared Owls. Add these to your year (or life) list this month! Cost: $100/members, or $130/non-members and we’ll credit $30 to an annual membership; travel, lodging, and meals not included. Note: The fees for this trip help support environmental education so we can continue to deliver high-quality programs for free. Please register with Susan at email@example.com or 914.302.9713.
Photo Credit: Pair of Bald Eagles by Mick Thompson.