Welcoming Summer’s Sunny Days: June Programs

by | May 31, 2020 | News | 0 comments

Things are finally looking up! The days are getting longer, New York is slowly reopening, and Bylane Farm is bursting with life! We’ve been working harder than ever during this pandemic to connect with you and hope you’ll choose to keep connecting with us (and nature!).

Take advantage of a rainy day (or a sunny one!) this weekend by reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, “a majestic and brave novel… both intimate and enormous.” —The New York Times Book Review
Then join our Zoom Book Club friends to discuss this captivating novel. In it, Kingsolver presents a compelling symbolic connection between an unhappy farm wife who secretly dreams of running away from it all, and a surprising migration of monarch butterflies that alight upon her in-law’s property. As the butterflies struggle to survive and reproduce to continue their species, the protagonist struggles in her efforts to deal with the consequences of her past decisions and the possibility of her new life.

Monday, June 1, 7:00pm. 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.

Grab your morning coffee and have breakfast with the birds!
Naturalist Tait Johansson is providing the buffet for the birds for this Virtual Bird Walk. You’ll get a closer-up view of the feeder birds at Bylane through Tait’s scope with a digiscoping attachment! We’ll also show you images of other birds Tait may hear throughout the sanctuary.

Thursday, June 11, 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.”

Let’s make some evening plans!
Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for an end-of-day “Third Thursday’s” Virtual Bird Walk. We thought it would be fun to show you what goes on later in the day, and hopefully can share what is happening in our nest boxes!
Thursday, June 18, 5:30pm. 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.”

The early bird gets the worm!
Or in this case, gets one of only five spots on a guided Bird Walk on Maple Avenue. You’ll join naturalist Tait Johansson in exploring the action at this local location where participants can maintain guidelines for socially distancing using our new headsets. The headsets will allow everyone to hear Tait without crowding around him. With a little luck, we’ll be able to spot the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Cliff Swallow, Indigo Bunting, Blue-winged Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush!

Tuesday, June 23, 8:00am. Cost: Free. PROGRAM FULL as of June 3 – WAITLIST only. Please email Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org to be placed on a waitlist.

Brush away those spring blues…
Venture over to Bylane Farm to join us for a special outdoor Paint Night. You don’t have to be an artist to participate, but you’re sure to create a beautiful, nature-themed painting on your own personal canvas! This event typically sells out, so be sure to register early as spots are very limited due to social distancing guidelines.
Thursday, June 25, 6:00-8:00pm. Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Rd., Katonah. Cost: $35 (includes materials + refreshments). Space is limited so please secure your spot by CLICKING HERE to register.

Photo Credit: Hummingbird by Rudra Sinha.

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