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You can make a difference in Bedford Audubon's future—and the future of conservation!
Your generous donations help us…
Fill the forest with the Wood Thrush’s song again. We’re teaming up with National Audubon, The Smithsonian Bird Migratory Center, and UCLA to outfit Wood Thrush with tiny geolocator backpacks to learn more about their migratory route and wintering grounds in Central America—and how to protect them. Your gift right now will make this and other conservation research possible.
Expand environmental education and stewardship. We’re nurturing a conservation ethic and love for the outdoors in the young families, students, and adults that attend our lectures, field trips, and workshops (and by the way, we’re just as inspired by you). Your donation today will help us inspire a brighter future.
Grow our conservation community. We received a prestigious TogetherGreen Grant this year to encourage and engage more people just like you in creating wildlife habitat in their own yards and to protect water quality. Your contribution today will help us cultivate more bird-friendly communities across our region.
Make your tax-deductible donation today for a brighter future tomorrow! And if you’ve already made a donation, thank you!
Together we can keep the birdsong strong,
Janelle Robbins, LEED AP
PS – If you prefer to send a check, please direct it to Bedford Audubon Society, Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah, New York 10536.
Free Public Lecture:
The Secret Lives of Vernal Pools
by Dr. Michael Rubbo
Wednesday, March 12
Refreshments served at 7pm, lecture begins at 7:30pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah
Learn about the ecology of woodland pools including local species that utilize this unique and important ecosystem, and current research that links pools to the surrounding forest and to human health issues. Dr. Rubbo will also discuss threats to pools and conservation measures that can be implemented to protect them by both homeowners and municipalities.
Dr. Rubbo is the Director of Conservation Science at Teatown Lake Reservation, an environmental non-profit in Yorktown, Cortlandt, and New Castle, where he directs its scientific research program.
Dr. Rubbo received his Ph.D. in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2004, his M.S. in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2000, and his B.S. from the SUNY-
College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1995. He also held a post-doctoral appointment at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Rubbo’s research has focused on the ecology of vernal pool ecosystems. He has authored numerous articles on ecology and conservation in international scientific journals as well as in the popular press. Dr. Rubbo also worked as an environmental consultant, specializing in biodiversity assessments and conservation planning.
Calling All Volunteers!
Bedford Audubon Society needs a few good men and women…to volunteer! Whether
your passion is gardening, trail maintenance, education, fundraising, or
writing, we have an opportunity just for you. Volunteers make a wonderful
contribution to our success, and we couldn't have made it this far without the
time and energy of numerous individuals. If you're interested in volunteering,
please call Janelle at 914-232-1999 or fill out
*The Bedford Audubon chapter covers an area of Eastern Putnam County (Patterson,
Carmel, Brewster and Mahopac), and the northeastern section of Westchester
County (Yorktown and Somers in the west, North Castle, Bedford, North Salem,
Lewisboro and Pound Ridge in the east).