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

Genesee Valley Audubon’s Nature Walks
Join us to see what nature has to offer.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 8:00 am – Turning Point Park, for a river walk. Meet at Petten St parking lot Sunday, November 17, 2019 8:00 am – Durand Eastman Park. Meet at Log Cabin Rd and Lakeshore Blvd.

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – Seneca White Deer Field Trip

After more than 70 years of isolation the former Seneca Army Depot is now open for visitors to see the world’s largest herd of white, white-tailed deer, learn their fascinating story, and see the intriguing remains of the U.S. Army’s former weapons storage. We will also see the birds and other wildlife that live in the Depot on our 90-minute guided bus tour. The tour is on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:00 am and costs $30.00. You must register in advance. We will meet at the Seneca White Deer Visitor Center, 5479 State Rt 96A, Romulus, NY at 10:00 am. If you would like to car pool to cut your carbon footprint we will meet at the Bushnell’s Basin park and ride lot at 9:00 am. Registration by October 19, 2019. Please send your check made out to Genesee Valley Audubon Society to GVAS, C/O June Summers, 208 Rhea Crescent, Rochester, NY 14615. Questions? Contact June at or (585) 865-6047.

November 9, 2019, 9:00 am – Chickadee Walk at Mendon Ponds Park

Come and join Joni & Jon Dubner for a walk in the woods; no more than 2 hours in Mendon Ponds Park. Walk a trail and feed the chickadees, tufted titmice & nuthatches while enjoying nature. Fun for the whole family!! All are welcome to participate in this outdoor adventure on Saturday, November 9, 2019. We will meet at 9:00 am in the Nature Center Parking lot on Pond Rd off of Clover St (the southernmost of the 3 park entrances off Clover). Dress for the weather (wear boots, warm clothes, etc.). Seed will be provided – donation optional.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:00 am – Black Creek Park. Meet by Woodside Lodge, from the Union St. park entrance.

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Programs, Presentations & Events

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

Rochester’s Solar Revolution – The future of electricity is in renewable energy

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 7:30 pm
Brighton Town Hall, Downstairs meeting room
2300 Elmwood Ave., Brighton

Ryan Loysen of GreenSpark Solar will discuss their Certified B-Corp, which means, among other things, that they have a triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit, a sustainable corporation. He will provide an informational and educational presentation regarding how solar works in Rochester and the Finger Lakes. He will also discuss solar energy as a key avenue to reducing our carbon footprint, and combating global climate change.

Birding New England with Randi Minetor

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:30 pm
Brighton Town Hall, Downstairs meeting room
2300 Elmwood Ave., Brighton

Randi Minetor, a local writer and birder who has written the Falcon Guide book Birding New England, A Field Guide to the Birds of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, will be our speaker this month. She will tell us about her adventures while scouting locations for the book, information on identifying these birds, and descriptions of habitats, feeding, nesting and migration habits.

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