October Environmental Programs: What to Do
Fall into October by Joining us for a Field Trip, Bird Walk or Lecture!
Note: There will be no First Tuesdays Bird Walk this month.
Thursday, October 4, 6:00-8:00 pm, Conservation Lecture: Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights, NY. A special conservation lecture presented by Dr. Robert Naczi, Curator of North American Botany, New York Botanical Gardens. $5.00 donation. Join us for light refreshments at 6:30 pm. Lecture begins at 7:00PM.
Friday, October 5, to Monday, October 8, Special Field Trip: Cape May Migration Bonanza! Be part of a perennial favorite—our annual Columbus Weekend trip to Cape May. Fall is the best season to visit this world-class birding hotspot, and our Naturalist-in-Residence, Tait Johansson, will maximize your experience by leading you to a variety of habitats in search of migrating raptors, passerines and shorebirdsd. Register early: this trip has a strict limit of 16 participants! Cost: Lodging, meals, and $100 for members, $130 for non-members and we’ll credit $30 towards your membership. We’ve negotiated special rates with two inns in Cape May which include: The Heritage Inn- Room rate of $170.00 per night for Friday and Saturday night, $150.00 on Sunday night. Also available is the Sound Winds Inn- Room rate of $165.00 per night for Friday and Saturday night, $145.00 on Sunday night. You may make your reservation directly with either facility by calling 609-884-7300. Let them know you are with Bedford Audubon for your special rate. Easy-Moderate. Please register with Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-302-9713.
Wednesday, October 10, 7:00-9:00pm, Bedford Audubon Monthly Lecture: Presenting New York State Assemblyman David Buckwald who will provide an update on environmental issues and legislation affecting our area. Please join us for refreshments at 7:00 pm, lecture begins at 7:30pm. Free. Katonah Village Library.
Wednesday, October 17, 9:00-11:00am, Breakfast With the Hawks: Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch, Bedford Corners. Join us for a complimentary breakfast at the Hawkwatch, timed to take advantage of peak Cooper’s Hawk migration. Perfect for families, though all children must be accompanied by an adult. Co-sponsored by Westmoreland Sanctuary. Meet at the Hawkwatch platform at the Arthur Butler Sanctuary, 265 Chestnut Ridge Road, Bedford Corners. Easy-Moderate. Please register with Susan at email@example.com or 914-302-9713.
Thursday, October 18, 7:30am-9:30am, Third Thursdays Bird Walk: Maple Ave., Katonah. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson at this local migration hotspot at Maple Avenue on the third Thursday of every month. On this walk in September, Tait spotted and pointed out a Swainson’s Thrush, an adult Bald Eagle looking regal in a pine above the dam, and a Blue-headed Vireo, as well as a Northern Parula and a few other (rather elusive) warblers. Please register with Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-302-9713.
Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm, Birding the Hudson Valley – Author Talk & Book Launch. Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. $5.00 Donation. Albany County resident Kathryn Schneider, former president of the NYS Ornithological Association will be releasing her new book “Birding the Hudson Valley,” this fall. Join us as we meet Kathryn Schneider and listen to this exciting lecture.
Saturday, October 27, 8:00am-12noon, Field Trip: Croton Point Park. Croton Point is a fine local birding spot, especially good in late October for sparrows, raptors and other open country birds like Horned Larks. Meet at Bylane at 7:15am or at the Croton Point Park entrance booth at 8 am. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy. Dress warm. Please register with Susan at email@example.com or 914-302-9713.
Photo Credit: Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk by Charlotte Catalano