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

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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! The Gotham Coyote Project

Conservation Scientist Dr. Mark Weckel
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Refreshments served at 7 pm, lecture begins at 7:30pm
Meeting Room at the Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road, Katonah Bedford Audubon Society lecturer

There are a lot of questions that come to mind when one hears about coyotes in New York City. Why are they here? Where do they live? How many are there? What do they eat (and do they use the Zagat?)? The Gotham Coyote Project, a collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History and Mianus River Gorge aims to answer many of these questions and more! Dr. Mark Weckel is the lead investigator for the Gotham Coyote Project and will discuss the natural history of the northeastern coyote, review ongoing studies conducted by the Project, and contextualize the idea of urban conservation.

Dr. Mark Weckel is a conservation scientist whose work has focused on human-wildlife interaction and conflict, particularly of urban and suburban landscapes. Mark received his master’s degree from Fordham University where he studied jaguar-feeding ecology and investigated the management and population biology of suburban white-tailed deer populations for his doctoral research. While pursuing his PhD, Mark worked at Mianus River Gorge where he developed a research-based mentoring program for high school students. Most recently, Mark completed his postdoctoral research and teaching fellowship with the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity & Conservation and Youth Initiatives. He is the Manager of the Science Research Program at the Museum.

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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