Eastern Meadowlark by Sheri Douse

Walks and Hikes

with Genesee Valley Audubon Society are family friendly opportunities to explore nature first-hand with other environmental enthusiasts.

Hand Feeding Chickadees

1st Sunday Nature Walks
The first Sunday of every month GVAS will host a nature walk. Join our adventure as we stroll through the park looking for birds and other wildlife. See the beauty that nature has to offer. The dates below will be at Shadow Pines Park in Penfield, Meet behind the Clark House; Use Whalen Road entrance.

  • March 3rd @ 9:00 am
  • April 7th @ 9:00 am


Thursday Evening Hikes at Shadow Pines Park
Join us for a fun nature hike through this new nature area.

  • March 21st @ 6:30 pm
  • April 18th @ 6:30 pm
  • May 16th @ 7:00 pm

Follow Genesee Valley Audubon Society on Facebook or Twitter for updates or email Lisa at Also feel free to call or text Lisa at 585-899-9616 for any Shadow Pines Park event.


Birds at the Brew House
May 5, 2019, 9:00 am
Genesee Brew House
25 Cataract St,

GVAS is joining the Genesee Land Trust for a walk from High Falls to Broad St. We will be looking for the birds in the river gorge and the Peregrine Falcons. You will be surprised what we find. We will meet at the Genesee Brew House on 25 Cataract St, at 9:00 am. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars. Register at


Programs, Presentations & Events

are a great way to learn about a variety of environmental topics and get involved with nature.

Rochester People’s Climate Coalition

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:30 pm
Brighton Town Hall, Downstairs meeting room
2300 Elmwood Ave., Brighton

Abigail McHugh-Grifa from the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition is going to tell us about what the Coalition is doing to help protect the climate. She will discuss their heating and cooling technology project for the region, part of their sustainable home initiative.

Evening Walk on the Brickyard Trail

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:00 pm
Brighton Town Hall Parking lot near the Library
2300 Elmwood Ave., Brighton

Last year we had a great time on the early spring walk along the Brickyard Trail across the street from the Brighton Town Hall. Last year we saw green herons and red-tailed hawks. This short walk of about a mile and a half round trip will give us a chance to explore an urban wetland at dusk. Who knows what else we will find. Make sure to wear a warm coat, shoes and gloves. Call June for information and to let us know you are coming if possible, 585-865-6047.

Braddock Bay Raptor Research Bird of Prey Days

May 3 – 5, 2019
Braddock Bay Park, 199 E. Manitou Rd.

Bird of Prey Days has owl prowls, live birds, games for kids, bird of prey migration, and so much more. GVAS will have our displays there. Please come see us and enjoy this great experience. For more information go to

Montezuma Audubon Center’s Wildlife Festival

May 4, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2295 NY-89, Savannah, NY

The Wildlife Festival has live animals, a native plant vendor, chainsaw demo, exhibitors and vendors. Check out their web site for more information.

To participate as a volunteer with any of these activities, please visit our Get Involved page.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society

P.O. Box 15512
Rochester, NY 14615