Spring has Sprung: May Programs

by | May 1, 2020 | News | 0 comments

Spring migration is underway, and as Tait says, it’s the most wonderful time of year! Baltimore Orioles have arrived, Bluebirds and Tree Swallows are nesting in our boxes, and blooms are emerging in our Leon Levy Native Garden. We’re celebrating the season with virtual walks + workshops, and hope you’ll join us for inspiration, education, and fun this May!

Set your alarm for an early wake-up to take advantage of morning bird activity…
Then join naturalist Tait Johansson for a Migration Madness Zoom around Bylane Farm! Tait will identify bird songs/calls while we show you pictures of the birds he is hearing. Of course, he will show you the real birds where they are visible! By this time, lots of birds should be back including Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and many warblers.
Tuesday, May 5, 8:00am. Cost: Free. Registration required by emailing Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or calling 914-302-9713. A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the walk.

With the New York “PAUSE” order extended, a new hobby might be just what you need!
We have the perfect solution… become a birder! Our Beginner Birding ID Virtual Workshop will help you learn to identify birds. Naturalist Tait Johansson will show you what to look and listen for using photos, slides and video. This workshop is perfect for people who are just starting out. Participants are welcome to share their own photos and ask questions.
Tuesday, May 12, 1:00pm. Cost: Free. Registration required by emailing Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or calling 914-302-9713. A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.

Birds are still migrating, so the madness continues!
Join naturalist Tait Johansson in exploring even more migrating birds before the month is out. Tait will take you on a Virtual Walk and is hoping to see some of the later migrants – possibly Canada Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, and Blackpoll Warbler.
Tuesday, May 19, 8:00am. Cost: Free. Registration required by emailing Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.orgor 914-302-9713. A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the walk.

Wouldn’t you dig having beautiful native plants that support wildlife in your yard?
If so, register for Mathew McDowell’s new Workshop: Work with Your Dirt: Easy Garden Perennials to Match Your Habitat. Landscaping works best when we think about matching the “right plant to the right place”, but what does “right place” mean when we focus on planting native species? In this presentation we’ll be discussing how to determine your particular soil conditions. Knowing your soil can help you select native plants that will easily thrive and support local wildlife. Matt will provide examples for attractive garden perennials to match different soil types that will look great and enhance habitat.
Wednesday, May 27, 12:00pm. Cost: Free. Registration required by emailing Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or calling 914-302-9713. A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.

Photo Credit: Eastern Bluebird by John Hannan

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