Buffalo Audubon Programs April 2015

 

Frog Holler Walk

Friday, April 3

7-8:30pm

$5 per person

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

Listen to the chorus of the spring peeper frogs as we stroll under the light of the rising full “pink” moon. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

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

Saturday, April 4

9-10am

Donations

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

Take a vigorous hike to the little known waterfall flowing into Cazenovia Creek at Knox Farm. Meet in the main parking lot.

 

Iroquois Observations Birding by Car – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 4

9am–12pm

Free

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – 1101 Casey Rd., Basom

An experienced birding team will take you to many of the best birding sites of the refuge complex and surrounding areas. Drive your own car or car-pool.   Meet at the Cayuga Overlook.  Best suited for older children and adults. Led by Jan Beglinger.

 

Birding at Deyowenoguhdoh Island

Saturday, April 4

10am–1pm

Donations

Deyowenoguhdoh Island Park, Niagara St. between Amherst and Tonawanda St., Buffalo

Join Buffalo Audubon Naturalist Tom Kerr for birding tour of Deyowenoguhdoh Island (Formerly known as Squaw Island). We’ll look for Gulls and Waterfowl as they start to leave the Niagara River and head north to their nesting grounds.  The Strawberry Island Bald Eagles might also make an appearance!

 

Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge Workshop

Saturday, April 4

12-5pm

$12 per scout

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

 

Fascinated by the heavenly bodies in the sky? We’ll take you to the planets and the stars so you will feel more at home in our universe. The moon, the constellations and our solar system will give up their secrets. We’ll help you become a better citizen of our magnificent galaxy. Pre-requisites, 4c, 5a, 5b, 6a, & 6b. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Iroquois Observations Eagle Watch – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 4

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.

 

Observatory at Beaver Meadow

Saturday, April 4

Dusk

Donations

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

The Buffalo Astronomical Assoc. will take visitors on a guided tour of the night sky.  Open rain or shine.  Visitors are invited to bring their own equipment.

 

Volunteer Training – How to Participate in an Audubon Day

Wednesday, April 8

9:30am-12pm
Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 1610 Welch Rd., North Java

We’ll demonstrate three of our most popular programs taught at an Audubon Day. You’ll receive printouts for each program and learn how to teach them with an emphasis on hands-on activities and how learning can be fun. The next step will be to shadow others at your convenience to see how you can personalize your contribution. Please let us know if you plan to come by calling 585-457-3228.

 

Peregrine Falcons of Buffalo

Saturday, April 11

10am-2pm

Donations.

Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr., Buffalo

Join Buffalo Audubon Naturalist Tom Kerr as we look for Peregrine Falcons in the City of Buffalo. Watch the fastest animal in the world get ready for its nesting season. There are four active nests within the city limits, and we will visit them all! Binoculars and scopes are provided. Participants must provide their own transportation. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

 

Iroquois Observations Eagle Watch – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 11

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.

 

Iroquois Observations Outdoor Photography Part 1; Scenery/Habitat – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 11

1-3pm

Free

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – 1101 Casey Rd., Basom

Bring your own cameras, and any other associated equipment such as tripods. This opportunity will discuss the basics of capturing good SCENERY/HABITAT photos. Group will also take a photo-hike along the KANYOO TRAIL. Use your own vehicles to get there. Dress weather appropriate for hiking on woodland trails. Meet at the visitor center. Led by Bob Hazen.

 

Iroquois Observations Native American Walk – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 11

2-3:30pm

Free

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – 1101 Casey Rd., Basom

View nature through Native American folklore. Meet at the visitor center. Led by Marvin Jacobs.

 

Iroquois Observations Woodcock Walk – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 11

7:30-9pm

Free

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – 1101 Casey Rd., Basom

See if we can locate this hard to find bird as the males show off by performing dazzling aerial displays. Meet at Swallow Hollow. Led by Tom Poczciwinski.

 

iMapInvasives Spring Training

Thursday, April 16

9:30am-4pm

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

iMapInvasives is an online mapping tool that supports efforts to protect New York State from invasive species. All interested groups, from land managers to the general public, are welcome and encouraged to attend. During this session we will cover an introduction to iMapInvasives, basic data entry, invasive species ecology and identification, and advanced data entry and analysis. Join us for all or just part of the day! To register, visit www.nyimapinvasives.org

 

 

Jr. Audubon Club – Hamburg Hawk Watch

Saturday, April 18

10am-12pm

Kids ages 8 to 16

Donations

Lakeside Cemetery – located on Camp Road, 1/2 mile north of Southwestern Blvd.

Join Buffalo Audubon Society Naturalist Tom Kerr for our monthly birding adventure! This month we will be meeting at Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg. We will be looking for Hawks, Vultures, Eagles, and other Raptors as they make their way north to their nesting grounds. A short intro to binoculars will be conducted for newcomers. Binoculars are provided. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Iroquois Observations Birding by Car – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 18

9am–12pm

Free

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – 1101 Casey Rd., Basom

An experienced birding team will take you to many of the best birding sites of the refuge complex and surrounding areas. Drive your own car or car-pool.   Meet at the Cayuga Overlook.  Best suited for older children and adults. Led by Jan Beglinger.

 

Iroquois Observations Eagle Watch – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 18

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.

 

Iroquois Observations Owl Prowl – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 18

7-9pm

Best suited for older children and adults

Free

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – 1101 Casey Rd., Basom

Prepare for an off-road walk and travel by car between sites. Meet at the visitor center. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call 585-948-5445 ext; 7036 to register. Led by Chuck Rosenburg.

 

Earth Day – Rose Acres Volunteer Roadside Clean-up

Wednesday, April 22

9:30-11:30am

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

Join us in celebrating Earth Day with a clean-up of the area surrounding Rose Acres Audubon Nature Preserve. Bring your own gloves or borrow a pair from us. Bags will be provided. Join us for a brown bag lunch afterwards! Meet at Beaver Meadow and we will carpool.

 

Early Spring Migrants at North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve

Saturday, April 25

8–10am

Donations

North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve – Raymond St. and Birch Dr, N. Tonawanda

Join Buffalo Audubon Society Naturalist Tom Kerr as we search for spring migrants in the preserve. Please wear waterproof footwear.

 

North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve Spring Shoreline Sweep

Saturday, April 25

10am–12pm

North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve – Raymond St. and Birch Dr, N. Tonawanda

Join us in partnership with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s Spring Shoreline Sweep for a clean-up of our North Tonawanda Preserve. Please wear waterproof footwear.  Pre-registration required. To register, please visit: http://bnriverkeeper.org/cleanup/

 

Iroquois Observations Eagle Watch – A Buffalo Audubon Event

Saturday, April 25

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.

 

Practical Herbalism

Sunday, April 26

2-4pm

Adults; $10

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

This program, involving both indoor and outdoor components, will focus upon the art and science of foraging for wild foods and medicines. The first part of the experience will include fieldwork with an emphasis on herb identification, ecology and historic/modern uses. This will be followed by a presentation with Earth Spirit’s Traveling Medicine Show which will offer a diverse sampling of herbal preparations and the means to create them. Presenter: Sanford Geffner, Director, Earth Spirit Educational Services, Inc. and Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program, University at Buffalo. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.