Field Trips, Programs, and Special Events
We invite you to join us this autumn for a wonderful selection of lectures, field trips, and special events. Unless otherwise noted, Bedford Audubon's programs are free and open to the public.
All lectures are held in
the handicapped-accessible Garden Room
at the Katonah Village Library
(26 Bedford Road, Katonah, New York, 10536).
For programs meeting at Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah, please do not park on the road. There is ample parking available next to the offices and across the street.
Unless otherwise noted, please pre-register for field trips, workshops, and other programs with Ms. Jeanne Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.519.7801. Email notice to postpone or cancel a program due to inclement weather will be sent to registered participants by 6pm the day prior to the program.
Each field trip is given one of three levels of difficulty: Easy (E), Moderate (M), or Strenuous (S). Please discuss your level of mobility with the program registrar to ensure the field trip is appropriate for you.
Legal Liability Waiver
Participating in a field trip carries certain risks, and based on the recommendation of our legal counsel and insurance provider, it is required that all field trip participants carefully read and sign this release of liability. We appreciate your understanding.
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Many of our field
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Science in Action: Monitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship (MAPS) Call List
June, July, and August.
Have you always wanted to hold a wild bird? Are you interested in our avian research? Join us for our fifth season of MAPS! Bird banding occurs approximately every ten days from June 1 to early August at the Hunt-Parker Sanctuary. Expect muddy and strenuous conditions. Call or email Tait Johansson at 914.232.1999 or email@example.com to join the Science in Action Call List. Come once, or come often!
Nature Walk: Babes in the Woods
Saturday, June 1, 2pm, at Westmoreland Sanctuary.
Join Westmoreland Director Steve Ricker for a family-friendly exploration of the forest in search of spring's babies. Plants, insects, birds, mammals and other organisms are all producing offspring at this time of year. Level of difficulty: Easy-Moderate. Cost: Free. Register with Steve at 914.666.8448.
Bird Walk: With Friends of Muscoot Farm
Sunday, June 2, 7am
Join Bedford Audubon's Naturalist Tait Johansson for an early summer bird walk on the beautiful grounds of Muscoot Farm. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy. No registration necessary.
Field Trip: Scouting in Sterling Forest
Tuesday, June 4, 8am-3pm
Naturalist Tait Johansson will lead an adventure to Sterling Forest in search of Golden-winged, Hooded, and Cerulean Warblers. Depart Bylane 7am. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Cost: Free. Register with Ms. Jeanne Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.519.7801.
Field Trip: Spring Peeping
Saturday June 8, 7:30am-4:30pm, at Bashakill Marsh & Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge.
Grab your binoculars and join Naturalist Tait Johansson for a full day of birding! Bashakill supports breeding for wetland-dependent species like Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Moorhen, bitterns, cuckoos, and a large array of songbirds. The nearby National Wildlife Refuge has breeding populations of Bobolink, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Upland Sandpiper. Depart Bylane at 6am and return around 6pm. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Cost: Free. Register with Ms. Jeanne Pollock at email@example.com or 914.519.7801.
Lecture: The History of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation with Beth Herr & Maureen Koehl
Wednesday, June 12, 7pm, at the Katonah Village Library.
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation's expansive landscapes and sweeping history tell a unique story. Its (4300) acres, set aside by the Westchester County Parks Commission in 1925, hold within the boundaries the legacy left by the Native Americans whose footsteps echoed through the stony hills millennia ago and vestiges of the 18th and 19th century families who farmed the rolling fields.
Marks of the 20th century include the remains of the Civilian Conservation Corps encampment and the stone walls, trailside shelters and roads built by these young men. In Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, former Trailside Museum curator Beth Herr and co-author, Maureen Koehl, Town of Lewisboro Historian, have combined talents to celebrate Ward Pound ridge Reservation and the 75th anniversary of the Trailside Museum. This is our last lecture before the summer break! Cost: Free. The book will be available for purchase and signing. No registration necessary; we'll see you at 7pm for refreshments and the lecture will begin at 7:30pm.
Workshop: The Invasives Project — Pound Ridge Summer Forum
Sunday, June 16, 7pm, at the Pound Ridge Library.
Join us for our summer gathering on managing Mile-a-Minute and Japanese Stiltgrass. Cost: Free. Parking is limited, please carpool. Register with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Walk: Explore Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Saturday, June 15, 9-11am.
Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for a nature walk focusing on young forest and old field birds and butterflies. Meet at Trailside Museum. Parking fee may apply. Level of difficulty: Easy. Register with Ms. Jeanne Pollock at email@example.com or 914.519.7801.
Dragonfly Walk: With Friends of Muscoot Farm
Sunday, June 30, 10am.
Join Bedford Audubon's Naturalist Tait Johansson for an early summer dragonfly walk on the beautiful grounds of Muscoot Farm. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy. No registration necessary.
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