What to Do: August Environmental Education
Connect with Nature this August by Joining us for a Walk or Workshop
Tuesday, August 7, 7:30am-9:30am, First Tuesdays Bird Walk: Dean’s Bridge, Somers. Meet at the eastern end of Dean’s Bridge Road in Somers where it dead-ends at the old bridge. Cost: Free. Level of Physical Difficulty: Easy-moderate. Register with Susan Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-302-9713.
Note: The Third Thusdays Bird Walk will not be held this month.
Saturday, August 25, through November 20, Science in Action: Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch. The fall Hawkwatch starts Saturday, August 25! Join us at the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch at the Arthur Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road in Bedford Corners every day from 9 am to 5 pm, weather permitting, to experience the miracle of raptor migration. Our data is combined with other Hawkwatch sites to create population and migration analyses that help us better protect raptors and their habitats.
Sunday, August 26, 10am-1pm, Workshop: Butterflies With Naturalist Tait Johansson. Learn the natural history and identification of our local butterflies with indoor instruction and an outdoor butterfly walk. Bring binoculars, close-focusing ones if possible, and lunch. Cost includes book and is $35 for members, $55 for non-members (and we’ll credit you with a $35 membership for the year). Level of difficulty: Easy. Limited to 8 people. Please register by August 21 with Susan at email@example.com or 914.302.9713.
Wednesday, August 29, 10am-3pm, Field Trip: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for high tide at the bay at the peak of shorebird migration at the refuge’s East Pond. We will also see herons, egrets, likely Glossy Ibis, and many others! Bring binoculars, lunch, sunscreen, plenty of cold drinks, and boots/footwear you don’t mind getting muddy. Depart Bylane 8:30am or meet at Visitors Center at 10am.Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. Please register with Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-302-9713.
Photo Credit: Red-banded Hairstreak by Tait Johansson