Bedford Audubon Society

Bedford Audubon Society

A Northern Westchester & Eastern Putnam Counties, New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Celebrating Over 100 Years of Conservation 1913 — 2014

Explore Nature, Learn About Birds, Organic Gardening,
Native Plants, Invasives & More

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Bedford Audubon is pleased to announce our 2015 SPRING Bird Seed Sale

Buy your seed from us to support the birds and Bedford Audubon at the same time!

Featuring our favorite items and new seasonal additions for spring.

Deadline to order: Tuesday, March 31
Pick-up date: Saturday, April 11
Delivery options available Print the order form >

Leon Levy Native Garden Opportunity (2015)

Bedford Audubon Society is pleased to announce the availability of an ten-week paid opportunity in the Leon Levy Native Garden, located at Bylane Farm, our center of operations in Katonah, New York. More...

Summer Field Biology Opportunity Description (2015)

Bedford Audubon Society is pleased to announce the availability of an ten-week paid opportunity in field biology, located at Bylane Farm, our center of operations in Katonah, New York. More...

Free Public Lecture!
Impacts on Biodiversity of Mining & Transmitting Natural Gas

by Dr. Erik Kiviat, Hudsonia
Dr. Erik Kiviat, Audubon speaker Wednesday, April 8
Refreshments served at 7 pm, lecture begins at 7:30pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah

High-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as “fracking”) for mining natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales is widespread in Pennsylvania, and potentially throughout the Appalachian Basin. Despite concerns about human health, there has been little study of the impacts of fracking on habitats and plant and animal life.

Dr. Kiviat will address the potential impact of fracking on freshwater organisms, such as brook trout and freshwater mussels; fragmentation-sensitive biota, including forest-interior breeding birds and orchids; and species with restricted geographic ranges, such as Wehrle’s salamander, tongue-tied minnow. He will also address local issues, like the disposal of fracking wastes from other states, the construction and expansion of gas transmission pipelines, including the Algonquin Pipeline in Westchester, and the status of New York’s statewide ban on fracking.

Dr. Erik Kiviat is co-founder of Hudsonia, Ltd., an institute for research, education, and technical assistance in the environmental sciences. Formerly a professor at Bard College, he has 45 years of experience with natural history and environmental issues and has published extensively on wetlands, rare species, nonnative plants, natural history, and human ecology.

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 this application

*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).

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Bedford Audubon Society's headquarters are located at:
    Bylane Farm
    35 Todd Road
    Katonah, New York 10536
and the phone number is (914) 232-1999.
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