Buffalo Audubon Programs March 2015

 

Volunteer Training – Maple Sugaring

Wed, March 4

9:30–11:30am

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

Calling all current and new volunteers! Join us in an overview of how to conduct the maple sugaring program for our upcoming weekend programs as well as for the Maple Harvest Festival. Please let us know if you plan to come by calling 585-457-3228.

 

Walk at Knox Farm State Park – “Silent Hike” – a Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, March 7

9-10am

Donations

Knox Farm State Park – 437 Buffalo Rd., East Aurora

Enjoy the sounds of nature as we take a quiet walk through the woods and other habitats in the park. Meet in the main parking lot.

 

Dunkirk Harbor Waterfowl

Saturday, March 7

10am – 12pm

Donations

City Pier Park – Dunkirk Harbor – Central Avenue & Route 5, Dunkirk

Join Buffalo Audubon Society Naturalist Tom Kerr for a look at the congregation of diverse waterfowl at one of Lake Erie’s Important Bird Areas. Meet at the Fishing Pier.

 

Sugar Shanty Open to Public

Saturday, March 7

10am-2pm

Free

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

See our sugar shanty in action as we turn maple sap into sweet syrup.

 

Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge Workshop

Saturday, March 7

10am-3pm

$12 per scout

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

Don’t be one of those people who see something in flight & dismiss it as “just a bird.” Come & learn how to ID most birds quickly & dive into their fascinating world. Color, field marks, behavior, & song are the things that make each species unique. Pre-requisites are 2, 6, 8a. (Bring picture of your feeder).  Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

 

Sugar Shanty Open to Public

Saturday, March 14

10am-2pm

Free

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

See our sugar shanty in action as we turn maple sap into sweet syrup.

 

 

Owl Prowl

Saturday, March 14

6-8pm

$5 per person

Rose Acres Audubon Preserve – 5184 Java Lake Rd., Java Center

Join Buffalo Audubon Society Naturalist Tom Kerr on a nocturnal search for Owls at Rose Arcres Audubon Preserve. Learn about the different species of Owls found in Western New York and how they live in a world of darkness. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Spring Equinox Black Supermoon Stroll

Friday, March 20

7-8:30pm

Adults; $5 per person

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

Celebrate the first day of spring with a walk in the darkness of the March New Supermoon! A supermoon can be defined as a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth. While the moon won’t be visible, we will explore night time communications and senses in the woods. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Maple Harvest Festival

Saturday, March 21 and Sunday March 22

9am – 3pm

$8 adults/$6 – 12& under/3 & under free

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

All you can eat Homemade Pancakes included with admission. Visit our Sugar Shanty for a taste of fresh syrup. See maple sugar mad the Native American way. Taste “Sugar-on-Snow.” Win fabulous items in our basket raffle. Activities and crafts for children and much more!

 

Jr. Audubon Club – Owl Prowl

Saturday, March 21

6-8pm

Kids ages 8 to 16

Donations

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

Join Buffalo Audubon Society Naturalist Tom Kerr for our monthly birding adventure!  This month’s meeting will include a nocturnal Owl Prowl at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center. Kids will learn about the different Owl Species in Western New York and how they live in a world of darkness. A short intro to binoculars will be conducted for newcomers. Binoculars are provided.  Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Volunteer Training – How to Lead a Tour

Wednesday, March 25

9:30am-12pm

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

Would you like to be a part of our volunteer team and work with children of all ages? Come to our volunteer training session on “How to Lead a Tour” and see just how easy and fun it can be to make a difference by using nature to inspire children. No experience necessary – just a love of the outdoors! Please let us know if you plan to come by calling 585-457-3228.

 

Birding at Buckhorn Island State Park

Saturday, March 28

10am – 1pm

Donations

Buckhorn Island State Park, Grand Island

Join Buffalo Audubon Society Naturalist Tom Kerr for a walk through the park. Meet at Canoe Launch parking lot on East-West Park Road.

 

Sugar Shanty Open to Public

Saturday, March 28

10am-2pm

Free

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

See our sugar shanty in action as we turn maple sap into sweet syrup.

 

Iroquois Observations Eagle Watch – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, March 28

1-4pm

Free

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – 1101 Casey Rd., Basom

Spotting scopes are staffed by a team of experienced birders who will help visitors view an active Bald Eagle’s nest and other migratory birds.  Bring binoculars or share scopes at the Cayuga Overlook. Led by Bob Ensminger.

 

How to Successfully State Your Own Seeds

Sunday, March 29

2-4pm

Adults; $20 ($10 class,$10 materials fee)

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

We’ll dig into the proper techniques of seed starting, timing, lighting, soil and conditions to maximize your chance for success. We will cover a variety of plants, from vegetables to herbs to flowers with a special emphasis on native plants that benefit local animals such as butterflies and hummingbirds. Each participant will make and take their own starter kit. An overview of the citizen science program Hummingbirds at Home will be introduced as well. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.