July

 

Full Moon Walk

Thursday, July 2

8:30-10pm

Adults: $5 pre-registration required

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Join us in exploring the trails under the light of July’s Full “Buck” Moon! Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Observatory at Beaver Meadow

Saturday, July 4

Dusk

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

The Buffalo Astronomical Association will take visitors on a guided tour of the Independence Day night sky. When the weather doesn’t allow observing, presentations and telescope clinics are offered. Visitors are invited to bring their own equipment.

 

Allenberg Bog Walk

Sunday, July 5

9am-2pm

Ages 10 and up: $5 pre-registration required

A casual hike through the preserve in search of summertime flora and other interesting facets of this unique environment. Participants will meet at 9am in the Walmart parking lot (Tim Horton’s end) in Springville for carpooling with an estimated return by 2pm. Ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Sunday, July 5

2pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Take a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve.

 

Fabulous Fireflies

Friday, July 10

8-9:30pm

All Ages: $7 pre-registration required

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Join us for a firefly craft, then experience a fun outdoor journey to see real fireflies and learn about other bioluminescent creatures from around the world. We will end around a campfire with s’mores! Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

 

Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Knox Pond Fun

Saturday, July 11

9-10:30am

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052

We’ll visit & collect pond life from two of the ponds at Knox Farm. Hands-on learning! Meet in the main parking lot.

 

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Sunday, July 12

2pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Take a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve.

 

Volunteer Open House

Wednesday, July 15

9-10:30am

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Learn more about volunteering for Buffalo Audubon and participate in some outdoor work around the preserve. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Bird Banding

Sunday, July 19

7-11am

All Ages; FREE – Space is limited in 45-minute time slots. Pre-registration is required.

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Come observe our volunteers Bird Banding with mist nets at Beaver Meadow.  Space is limited in 45-minute time slots. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Sunday, July 19

2pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Take a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve.

 

Christmas in July Bird Count for Kids

Saturday, July 25

10am – 1pm

Children All Ages: FREE – pre-registration required

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Join the Buffalo Audubon Society’s Jr. Audubon Club for all the fun of the Christmas Bird Count without the freezing temperatures! We’ll teach kids how to properly use binoculars, identify field marks, find birds in their habitat and get involved in the WNY birding community! Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Hike at Rushing Stream Audubon Nature Preserve

Saturday, July 25

10am-1pm

All Ages: $5 pre-registration required

Acquired by Buffalo Audubon in 1968, Rushing Stream is a 50-acre preserve located about 9 miles south of Forestville in Chautauqua County.  This preserve includes some upland areas where hemlock, beech, birch and maple trees flourish, and where woodpeckers can be found.  Come take an enjoyable walk through one of our seven preserves.  We will meet at 9:30am at Denny’s parking lot, Camp Road at Rt. 20 in Hamburg. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Lost Ladybug Project

Saturday, July 25

2-4pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Entomologists at Cornell University need your help! Join us to learn more about how you can actively participate in this citizen science program and help learn more about how we are losing North American ladybug species. Free materials to get started!  Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Sunday, July 26

2pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Take a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve.

 

Blue Moon Family Movie Night

Friday, July 31

9-11pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Watch a movie with us under the stars and light of the July Blue Moon! Popcorn and refreshments will be available for sale. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will move the party indoors! Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

August

 

Walk at Knox Farm State Park – “Bugin’ at Knox”

Saturday, August 1

9-10:30am

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052

Hunt for butterflies, moths, beetles, millipedes, spiders, etc. that hang around the park.

 

Observatory at Beaver Meadow

Saturday, August 1

Dusk

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

The Buffalo Astronomical Association will take visitors on a guided tour of the night sky.  When the weather doesn’t allow observing, presentations and telescope clinics are offered.  Visitors are invited to bring their own equipment.

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Herbal Concoctions

Sunday, August 2

1:30-4pm

Adults: $25 ($15 class, $10 supplies) pre-registration required

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

A hands-on workshop in which students will become acquainted with incorporating common herbs into simple preparations for body care and overall general health. The program will include a discussion on several wild and cultivated herbs and their health benefits plus the various methods that can be used to create basic herbal preparations.  Additionally, participants will work together to make a number of easy concoctions, such as lip balm, salves, moisturizers and infusions, and be able to take samples and recipes home with them. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Sunday, August 2

2pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Take a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve.

 

Birding at Buckhorn Island State Park

Saturday, August 8

9am-12pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Join Naturalist Tom Kerr for a summer walk through Buckhorn Island.  See the many species of songbirds that make their summer home along the Upper Niagara River, as well as an Osprey and Pied-billed Grebes nesting colony.  Binoculars available for loan.  Meet at Woods Creek Canoe Launch on East-West Park Road. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Birding at Delaware Park

Saturday, August 8

2-4 pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Join Naturalist Tom Kerr as we search for summer migrants in Delaware Park.  Binoculars available for loan.  Meet at the Hoyt Lake steps. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Instagram Nature!

Saturday, August 8

2-4pm

Ages 16 and up: $5 pre-registration required

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Join Artvoice’s Best of Buffalo Best Instagram – buffalony (aka Kevin Rybczynski) for a walk around the trails as he shares tips and techniques to take the best photos on your smart phone using Instagram and other free filters. With over 15K followers, Kevin’s work has been highlighted across the country to represent the City of Buffalo. Space is limited for this very special event! Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Sunday, August 9

2pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Take a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve.

Volunteer Open House

Wednesday, August 12

9-10:30am

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Learn more about volunteering for Buffalo Audubon and participate in some outdoor work around the preserve. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Nature Journaling

Saturday, August 15

10am-12pm

Ages 16 and up: $10 includes all supplies – pre-registration required

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

A private journal can be one of the most rewarding ways to hone your communication skills and connect with the soothing beauty of the natural world. How to record your thoughts and experiences of nature for your own benefit. Bring a camera or smart phone. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Junior Audubon Club – Birding by Canoe

Saturday, August 22

10am-12pm

Kids ages 8 to 16: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Kids are invited to join our club! Canoeing the pond at Beaver Meadow is a great way to view birds along the edges and in the beaver pond. Pre-registration is required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register.

 

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Sunday, August 23

2pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Take a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve.

 

Homestead Festival

Saturday, August 29

10am-5pm

All Ages: $7 Adults/$5 children (12 & Under) 3 and under free

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Step back in time to early America, a time of simple, homemade crafts and craftsmanship.  Featuring live music and period interpreters, along with vendors and food.

 

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Sunday, August 30

2pm

All Ages: FREE – donations accepted

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, NY 14113

Take a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve.