How do You Connect to Nature?

How do You Connect to Nature?

How do You Connect to Nature? Today, more than ever, connecting to nature is critical. Getting your blood pumping on a bird walk or nature hike is good for your body. Seeking respite from the daily grind by immersing yourself in birdsong improves your mental health....
The Eagles are Counting on You

The Eagles are Counting on You

The Eagles are Counting on You Join Bedford Audubon and Saw Mill River Audubon for the 2017 EagleWatch season to monitor Bald Eagle winter roosts in Verplank, George’s Island, and the New Croton Reservoir. Monitoring occurs the 90 minutes before sundown each Thursday...
December Nature Almanac

December Nature Almanac

December Nature Almanac 5 White-footed Mice (and there are lots of them this year!) moving into homes and outbuildings for the winter. Secure that birdseed! 13-14 Geminid meteor shower, mid-evening until dawn (though a Full Moon will make this typically prolific...
A Journey from Birds to Native Plants

A Journey from Birds to Native Plants

A Journey from Birds to Native Plants Join us on Wednesday, January 11 for a lecture given by Carol Copabianco, Executive Director of the Native Plant Center of Westchester County. A longtime birder, journalist, and native plant devotee, Carol will connect the dots...
Thank You, Albano Appliance

Thank You, Albano Appliance

Thank You, Albano Appliance Thank you to Fred and the team at Albano Appliance in Pound Ridge for delivering our new-to-us Viking stove—it looks and cooks great! We made this upgrade to our kitchen thanks to the generosity of an individual who donated their stove to...
Accipiters

Accipiters

Accipiters Each fall, ridgetops throughout the northeastern United States play host to flights of migrating hawks. The most spectacular of these in our area are the flocks of Broad-winged Hawks that pass through in mid-September. But providing the most consistent...
American Crow & Raven

American Crow & Raven

American Crow & Raven The American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is familiar to everyone. One of the most common and visible birds in our area, this Crow is found in almost every habitat, including towns, forests, fields, and suburbia. A less familiar bird to many...
American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is one of our most familiar birds, especially to those who maintain bird feeders. This common inhabitant of shrubby fields, the edges of woods, and suburban areas is in spring through autumn, the male...
American Kestrel

American Kestrel

American Kestrel One of the more common fall migrant raptors in eastern North America is the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius). This brightly-colored small falcon is now almost gone from Westchester and Putnam counties as a breeder, but continues to migrate through...