April Environmental Education: What to Do

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Spring is in the Air: April Environmental Education Events with Bedford Audubon

It still feels like winter, but the birds know spring is here! Join us for a walk, field trip and/or lecture this April to see what our feathered friends are up to!

Tuesday, April 3, 7:30am-9:30am, First Tuesdays Bird Walk: Deans Bridge, Somers. 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 info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914.302.9713.

Saturday, April 7, 7:15-8:30 pm, Bird Walk: Dance of the Woodcock at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson to see this extraordinary ritual, where the male American Woodcock “peents”, struts, hurls himself into the evening sky, and glides back down to the ground again, all in hopes of attracting a mate. Meet Tait in the parking area just before the toll booth, and bring a flashlight or headlamp. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy-moderate. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Wednesday, April 11, Lecture: Elana Kaplan: Metropolitan Birds: “From East to West, from paintings to sculpture to stained glass windows, birds feature prominently in various works of art. In this art talk, we will explore works of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that contain bird imagery. The artwork will include a Tiffany stained glass window, a Brancusi sculpture, European paintings, Egyptian sculpture, and Japanese scrolls.” The program will be held in the Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library. Please join us for refreshments at 7pm; the lecture begins at 7:30. Cost: Free, donations welcome. No registration required.

Tuesday, April 17, 9-11am, Nature Hike: Drew’s Walk at Franklin-Fels Sanctuary, North Salem: Join Naturalist Tait Johansson to look for signs of spring on a walk in memory of Andrew Reynolds. Drew was a longtime friend, member, and supporter of Bedford Audubon, who marked and surveyed the trail system in Franklin-Fels Sanctuary. Depart Bylane at 8:30am or meet at the Sanctuary entrance on Lakeview Drive at 9 am. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Moderate. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Thursday, April 19, 7:30-9:30am, Third Thursdays Bird Walk: Maple Avenue, Katonah. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for our new tradition 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 info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914.302.9713.

Tuesday, April 24, 7-9am, Migration Madness: North County Trailway, Yorktown. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson at this local hotspot in search of spring warblers and other newly arrived songbirds. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of the Trailway and Route 118 in Yorktown, less than a mile west of rt.100’s intersection with rt. 118. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Thursday, April 26, 7-9am, Migration Madness: Maple Avenue, Katonah. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson at this local hotspot in search of spring warblers and other newly arrived songbirds. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy. Please register with Susan Fisher at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Saturday, April 28, Field Trip: Marshlands Conservancy/Rye Nature Center, Rye. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson at these fine migration hotspots to look for warblers and other newly arrived spring migrants. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Moderate. Please register with Susan Fisher at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

 

Photo Credit: Red-winged Blackbird in Flight By USFWS Mountain-Prairie [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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