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Walks and Hikes

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

Hand Feeding Chickadees

Our group activities and programs are ready.  Registration is required and we will be following NYS guidelines for gathering during COVID.
Our Covid-19 disclaimer is located below our list of Walks and Hikes. Please review this prior to attending any walk or hike listed. Please check here or our Facebook page for updates on upcoming GVAS activities and programs. 

Hidden Sidewalk/Charlotte Pier
180 Beach Avenue, Rochester
Monday, August 8, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm

Participants will meet up at the parking lot across from the Roger Robach Community Center, 180 Beach Avenue just west of the Ontario Beach end of Lake Avenue. From there we will walk down to the neighborhood along Beach Avenue and explore the beautifully maintained gardens along the hidden sidewalk. After a rest stop at the community center, those who are interested in a longer walk will proceed down to the river and walk out to end of the pier and back. The walkway consists of sidewalks, boardwalk, and pavement, and is flat. For question or to register contact Loretta Morrell at Register no later than Saturday August 6.

Burger Park, part of the Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area
99 Hogan Point Road, Hilton
Monday, September 5, 10:00am

Fall migration will have begun. We will be looking for grassland bird species as well as osprey, eagles and hawks that could be migrating overhead. We also will be checking out the woods near the lake hoping to catch sights of some of the songbirds fueling up for their often long treks to their winter feeding habitats. Trails could be muddy so wear sturdy footwear. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Binoculars will enhance your enjoyment. For questions or to register email Register by Saturday September 3.

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Programs, Presentations & Events

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

The Magic Stump, Its Secrets were Forged in Fire and Ice – By Zoom
Fall 2022 TBD

From the filmmakers of Monty and Rose, the story about the Piping Plovers. “The Magic Stump” tells the story of an Illinois tree stump that’s attracted a phenomenal variety of wintering raptors through the years, including two rare Prairie Falcons.

The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent
Fall 2022 TBD

Danielle Whittaker, an evolutionary biologist and the author of this new book, will describe the emerging research showing birds’ ability to produce complex chemical signals that influence everything from where they build a nest to when they pick a fight and why they fly away. If you would like to purchase the book for summer reading go to John’s Hopkins Press, books/title/12467/secret-perfume-birds (they have the ebook), or Amazon.

Get outside

There is lots of activity outside in the summertime. Get outside if you can, or watch out a window. Observe what you see. It’s an amazing world out there for you to discover and enjoy and protect.

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