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

Free Public Lecture! Intertidal Plants of the Hudson Estuary

by Dr. Robert Naczi
Wednesday, November 12
Refreshments served at 7 pm, lecture begins at 7:30pm
Meeting Room at the Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road, Katonah Dr. Naczi

Explore the beauty, ecology, identification challenges, and importance of the intertidal plants of the Hudson River estuary. Often overlooked, when it comes to conservation these plants are some of the most important plants that thrive in eastern North American estuaries and provide critical services to humans and wildlife. Dr. Rob Naczi will lead us on a botanical tour of these plants, and their prospects for continued survival.

Dr. Naczi earned his B.S. in Biology from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, and his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan. He is the Arthur J. Cronquist Curator of North American Botany at the New York Botanical Garden and an authority on the flora of the eastern US. He co-authored Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-alikes: An identification guide for the Mid-Atlantic) and is presently writing a comprehensive account of the Northeast’s plants: A New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. He has published widely on Carex, the largest genus of flowering plants in North America (500 species) and in most temperate regions of the world (2000 species world- wide). His work on pitcher plants reveals fundamental aspects of their biology, which is still poorly known, despite their popularity.

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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