What to Do: June Environmental Education

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Summer is Heating Up: June Environmental Education Events with Bedford Audubon

Join our search for birds such as the Winter Wren, a bird that can appear to move more like a mouse than a bird while navigating the forest understory.
Join BAS Naturalist Tait Johansson and Preserve Manager Budd Veverka for an early-morning bird walk at the beautiful Mianus River Gorge, which holds a suite of interesting breeding birds. We might see Acadian Flycatcher, Worm-eating Warbler, and the little round Winter Wren!
Saturday, June 1, 7:30-11:00am. Depart Bylane Farm at 7am or meet us at 7:30am in the parking lot for the Gorge across the street from 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY.  Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

Do you know what birds, according to folklore, are sometimes called “rain crows” because they tend to call just before rain starts to fall?
Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos! Join Bedford Audubon’s Naturalist Tait Johansson and the Friends of Muscoot Farm for a bird walk on the beautiful grounds of Muscoot Farm in search of them and more!  June birds here also include Prairie Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and the Red-headed Woodpecker which we hear is hanging around this year!
Sunday, June 2, 7:30-11:00am. Meet at the back of the main parking lot. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713.

View exquisite photographs that celebrate the splendor of many species protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty.
If that sounds good, visit Bedford Audubon during the Traveling Photography Exhibit June 6th through June 8th to walk among the winning bird photographs from the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards and learn more about local birdlife. The winning photographers and their stunning photographs were selected from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces.
Thursday, June 6th Opening Reception, 5:00-7:00pm, Friday, June 7, 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, June 8, 11:00am-4:00pm. Cost: Free. No registration necessary.

Let us open our arms to welcome you to our Open House at Bylane Farm!
Warm up to nature with loads of activities at our Open House featuring eBird training, workshops, a children’s story walk, a photo exhibit, and much more. This event is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in birds, native gardening, nature photography, or just being outside with a friendly community of nature lovers. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will hold workshops and answer questions throughout the day.
Saturday, June 8, 9:00am-4:00pm. Cost: Free. Visit our website at www.bedfordaudubon.org for a schedule of events.

Come with us to a designated Bird Conservation Area that has 200+ species of birds including nesting Bald Eagles + Ospreys.
Grab your binoculars and join Naturalist Tait Johansson for a full day of birding on a Field Trip to Bashakill Marsh & Shawangunk Grasslands. Bashakill supports wetland-dependent breeding species like Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Gallinule, both bitterns, both cuckoos, and a large array of songbirds. The National Wildlife Refuge has breeding populations of Bobolink, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Upland Sandpiper.
Tuesday, June 11, 7:30am-3:00pm. Depart Bylane at 6 am and return 4:00pm. Cost: Free. Level of physical difficulty: Moderate. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914.302.9713.

Why did the turtle (slowly) cross the road?
Find out by attending our Monthly Lecture Series Presenting Kendall O’Connell. Kendall has been a naturalist in the northeast for the past ten years. You’ll learn about her current research on freshwater turtles. Become a turtle ambassador by learning how to identify different types of turtles native to New York, and how to get involved with local conservation efforts.
Wednesday, June 12, 7:00-8:30pm. Join us for refreshments at 7pm; lecture begins at 7:30pm. Katonah Library, Garden Room. Cost: Free. No registration necessary.

Come to our Happy Place!
Naturalist Tait Johansson will lead a Nature Walk at Bylane Farm where you’ll connect with nature while walking through beautiful meadows, trails and our Leon Levy Native Garden. If you haven’t visited our sanctuaries yet, you won’t want to miss this remarkable walk where you might see Bluebirds, Baltimore Orioles, Red-winged Blackbirds, Wood Ducks and more!
Saturday, June 29, 9:00-11:00am. Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah. Cost: Free. Level of physical difficulty: Easy. Please register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914.302.9713.

Photo Credit: Blue Gray Gnatcatcher by John Hannan. Photo taken at Doodletown Road.


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