Summer Souvenirs: August Events
Fresh adventures make happy memories. And that would be the best sourvenir for a summer well spent! Join our flock this month for fun in the sun - whether it's near the water, on a trail, or in the garden.
Get a bird’s eye view of wild birds…
All summer long, Naturalist Tait Johansson and Summer Field Biologist Catherine Paul have been getting up before the birds to operate an active Monitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship (MAPS for short) Station in our Hunt-Parker Sanctuary. MAPS is a North American research project led by the Institute for Bird Populations. Interested in checking out bird banding in person? We are very excited that Tait and Catherine will be holding a Bird Banding Demonstration at Bylane and showing us how it’s done. Adult and kid friendly.
Saturday, July 30, 8:00-10:00am. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy. Email Susan to register. Donations are welcome to help support the MAPS Project and other research projects. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-banding-demo-tickets-388374567787
Kick off the month of August with us!
Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for our monthly First Wednesday’s Bird Walk in Somers. It’s fun to track the changing seasons through the numbers and bird species we see in the different habitats on this walk. What will we see you this month?
Wednesday, August 3, 7:30-9:30am. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Moderate. Email Susan to register.
Explore nature on land that has a history traced back over 200 years…
Bedford Audubon is pleased to partner with Somers Land Trust for a Nature Exploration at Angle Fly Preserve located in the heart of Somers. With 654 acres of diverse habitat, Angle Fly is a vital sanctuary for wildlife. We’ll be set up around the two ponds near the entrance to the preserve, and Naturalist Tait Johansson will help us find butterflies, dragonflies, and of course birds!
Saturday, August 6, 9:00-11:00am. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy. This is a drop-in event, so registration is not necessary. Binoculars will be available to borrow or bring your own. Adult and kid friendly. Email Susan with questions.
Natives, invasives, and ecosystems – you’ll see it all!
Join our Summer Garden Intern Sam Walch for Show & Tell: Natives and Invasives through the Built Environment. The program will start with a short tour of our Leon Levy Native Garden where Sam will discuss native gardening and point out key species. Then we’ll head to the preserve to check out major invasive species and their effects on the local environment. You’ll come away with an understanding of built environments, which include both the preserve and garden, and ways people can positively effect ecosystems within built environments.
Sunday, August 7, 10:00-11:00am. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy. Email Susan to register.
Where might you see flocks of hundreds of migrating shorebirds such as sandpipers and plovers?
On a Field Trip to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge! Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for high tide at the bay near the peak of shorebird migration at the refuge’s East Pond. We are also likely to see Glossy Ibis, herons, egrets, and many others. Bring binoculars, lunch, sunscreen, cold drinks, and footwear you won’t mind getting muddy.
Sunday, August 14, 8:00am-1:00pm. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate. Email Susan to register.
Will we see you at the Mount Kisco Farmer’s Market?
WMN Unite and D.I.G. Farm are proud to partner together to bring a Community Farmers Market to Mt. Kisco at the Metro-North station. The market will focus on engaging the community around local food, health and wellness, and the Arts. Stop by the Bedford Audubon booth to say hello and to pick up information on native plants and birds and even renew your membership!
Sunday, August 14, 10:00am-2:00pm. Mount Kisco Train Station Parking Lot.
Believe it or not, fall migration is here!
That’s right, by the third week of August, migration for many birds has started. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for his popular Third Thursday’s Bird Walk to catch some action. We hope to see some fall warblers and others on their way south already.
Thursday, August 18, 7:30-9:30am. Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy. Email Susan to register.
Photo Credit: Glossy Ibis. Melissa James/Audubon Photography Awards