You don’t want hangry birds, do you?

You don’t want hangry birds, do you?

Buy premium seed and suet to support connecting people to nature! This spring, stave off the hangry (that’s hungry + angry) birds by buying premium seed and suet from Bedford Audubon. You’ll give migrating and breeding birds a boost, while attracting more...
March Nature Almanac

March Nature Almanac

March 2017 10  Some wintering waterfowl already returning north for the breeding season. 12  Full Moon. 15  Great Blue Herons now returning to our area and starting to refurbish old nests in their rookeries. 20  Vernal Equinox; first day of Spring. 22  Wood Frogs...
5 Animal Tracks to Look for in Your Backyard

5 Animal Tracks to Look for in Your Backyard

Five Animal Tracks to Look for in Your Backyard By Katherine Dunn, Bedford Audubon Correspondent To my fellow New Yorkers: there are cool critters shuffling through your yard this winter—and I’m not talking about your dog or the neighbor’s cat that’s always...
February Nature Almanac

February Nature Almanac

February 2017 10  Full Moon. 15 Listen for the Red Fox’s harsh, screechy bark, usually given at night, as their mating season commences. 25  Sap starting to run in Sugar Maples. 28  The first migrant Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, and...
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 in January and February. If...
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. Learning about the nature that...
January Nature Almanac

January Nature Almanac

January 2017 20  Look for springtails, or “snow fleas”, tiny arthropods that are not fleas at all (or even insects) on snow during a thaw. 25  Look for foxes and coyotes stalking and pouncing on voles in low meadows, especially when there is snow on the ground. ←...
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 between our backyard gardens and the...