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.

Genesee Valley Audubon’s Nature Strolls: Nature Strolls are designed to be accessible to all participants despite their compromised fitness level or reduced mobility.

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 9:00 am – Seneca Park Ramble
Meet at Wegman Lodge at the north end of Trout Lake in Seneca Park. We will take the River Trail. Children welcome.
Call June for more information, (585) 355-1824.

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 3:00 pm – Owl Prowl
Annual Owl Prowl on Nations Rd. We will meet at the Tops Market parking lot in Avon on Rts. 5 & 20. Join us on our search for Short-eared Owls, Northern Harriers and more.
Call June for more information, (585) 355-1824.

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:30 am – Valentines Walk in the Woods
Joni & Jon Dubner will be partnering with the great staff from The Birdhouse to lead a hike (no more than 2 hours) in Mendon Ponds Park. Come get up close and personal with nature. We will hand-feed wild songbirds while enjoying the park. Fun for your sweetheart and the whole family!! All are welcome to participate in this outdoor adventure. We will meet at 9:30 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.).
Call Joni for more information (585) 338-3712.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Nature Walk along the Brickyard Trail at the Sandra Frankel Nature Park

A casual evening nature walk to watch for birds and early spring flowers while listening for frogs and other wildlife. This short easy walk of about a mile and a half round trip will give us a chance to explore an urban wetland at dusk. Who know what we will find? We will visit a local restaurant for hot cocoa afterwards. Meet in the front of the Brighton Library Parking Lot
2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton

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Programs, Presentations & Events

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

Freshwater: Upstate NY’s most valuable resource

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7:30 pm
Irondequoit Library, Room 113
1290 Titus Ave, Rochester

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) helps the public contribute to healthier lands and waters in the Finger Lakes, where harmful algal blooms now occur in all 11 lakes?from the shallowest to the deepest and most pristine. TNC is collaborating with municipalities, agencies, volunteer groups, academic researchers and farmers to reduce phosphorous and other pollutants in our waters and invest in nature?s ability to help keep our waters safe. Jim Howe, the TNC Chapter Director for Western New York, will tell us how they are doing this work and how we can be a part of this movement.

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 7:30 pm
Irondequoit Library, Rm 113
1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester

This new report from National Audubon Society offers a fresh look at the vulnerability of birds across North America to climate change based on a new, updated scientific analysis that leverages big data and incorporates the unique biology of each bird to determine its vulnerability. Come see the potential fate of your backyard birds, and come see how you can be part of the solution.


What’s Going on at Cranberry Pond?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:30 pm
Irondequoit Library, Rm 114
1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester

Have you driven by Cranberry Pond this winter and seen backhoes in the marsh? The restoration work that we have been telling you was going to be built should be started, if Mother Nature is with us. Andrew Hinickle, conservation biologist for Audubon New York, is going to give us the details of the design and what birds will benefit from the project. June Summers will also be there to discuss GVAS’s participation in the project.

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