Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
2015-16 Programs and Events

Meetings and Programs (except the Holiday or Spring Luncheon) are free and
open to non-members

      Hudson River Audubon holds its programs at Lenoir Nature Preserve, a Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation nature center located at 19 Dudley Street, just off North Broadway in Yonkers. See directions and map below

    Non-members are always welcomed. Meetings start with refreshments and social gathering from 7-7:30 PM, followed promptly by the program. For more information, call (914) 237-9331.

Wednesday, September 28th ,2016
Amazing! Unexpected! Incredible! - Answers to Common Questions About Birds
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program
** Informative ** Entertaining ** Surprising
Presenter: Hank Weber, Former Owner of Wild Bird Center

Wednesday, October 26th 2016
Historic Notes: The Story of the Glen Island Casino 
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program
Learn about the history and significance of the glen Island Casino
Presenter: Virginia Carnes, Curator, Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation; Departmental Historian

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Status of Wood Thrush in Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program
Even if we canít identify it by name, many of us ae familiar with the haunting flute-like song of the wood thrush. Rockefeller State Park has been designated an Important Bird Area, in part because of the breeding population of this declining migratory species. But do straight numbers of breeding birds tell the whole story? How do they currently use the habitat and how might we better manage for their breeding success? 
Dr. Elijah Goodwin of Whimbrel Nature will present preliminary results from his first two years of a multi-year study of wood thrush productivity on Preserve Lands. What have we learned so far from the wood thrushes, what can they tell us about the health of our forest, and where do we go from here?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
The Artist, the Musician, and the Birds of America
by Fred Baumgarten

Lenoir Nature Preserve

7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program
Anthony Philip Heinrich is a little-known 19th century American composer whose life is closely  Intertwined with that of John J. Audubon Ė so much so that he is buried with the Audubon family in New York City. His music drew inspiration from the wilderness and wild birds of the continent.
Recently new examples of Heinrichís work were discovered, including one specifically dedicated to Audubon. Learn about this unlikely and unusual connection, with images provided by Audubon and music by Heinrich. 
Presenter: Fred Baumgarten, Director of Foundations, Government, and Corporate Relations, Sarah Lawrence College

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Adventures in eBirding
Presenter: Anne Swain, Exec. Director, Saw Mill River AudubonTBA
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program
Great Program to start the year
Have a New Yearís Birding resolution? Come and learn how to use eBird to organize your birding records or track your 2017 sightings. Learn to use eBird when travelling, to explore new birding hotspots
or to connect with local birders. Any recent sightings of rare birds? What eBird can tell about seasonal patterns and the movement of birds across our area month by month. Learn how to get started with eBird. In addition to explaining how to use this simple but powerful program, this entertaining, multimedia program includes images of Westchester birds taken by local photographers.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
TBA
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program

Saturday, April 22, 2017 
Annual Spring Luncheon

Please Note: This is a Saturday event and will be held at the Riverview from 12:00 to 4:00 PM 
Title: TBA
Presenter: Fran Greenberg

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
TBA
Lenoir Nature Preserve
7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Members Night
Lenoir Nature Preserve

7:00 Refreshments, 7:30 Program
Members show their best nature photos

 

  Directions to Lenoir:
From Saw Mill River Pkwy: Exit at Exit 9, Executive Blvd. Take Executive Blvd. to North Broadway and turn right. Go 1/4 mile and turn left onto Dudley Street. Lenoir's parking lot is on the left. 

By Bus: Take the # 6 along North Broadway to Dudley Street, one stop north of Executive Blvd.


Hudson River Audubon Society 
P.O. BOX 616
Yonkers, New York 10703

Email:
BochnikM@cs.com
Web: http://www.hras.org/programs/programs.html


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