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

Due to COVID-19, our group activities and programs are pending. Please check here or our Facebook page for updates on upcoming GVAS activities and programs.  

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.

CANCELLED – Monday, April 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Nature Stroll, Turning Point Park, 260 Boxart Street

Nature Stroll is in celebration of City Nature Challenge 2020. Using the iNaturalist app on our phones we will meet in the parking lot at Turning Point Park and enjoy a stroll along the river trail. Trail surface is a combination of tarmac and boardwalk. There is a gradual hill near the parking lot. The remainder of the walk is level. If you prefer to use a camera, feel free. Photos can be uploaded by going out to the iNaturalist website. If possible, please have app downloaded onto your phone before meeting up. Questions? Contact Loretta Morrell @ 585-208-6461 or

CANCELLED – Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Natural Stroll, – Zoo Road, Durand Eastman Park
Celebrate winter turning into spring with a easy stroll along a level paved road. Meet at the parking lot situated on the right before the barricades. We’ll be looking for early migrants. Wear comfortable footwear, and bring binoculars, if you have them. Questions? Loretta Morrell 585-208-6461 or

PENDING – Sunday, May 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am –  Mt Hope Cemetery field trip
Join us at the North Gate of Mt Hope Cemetery for birding and history as we stroll through the
older section of the historic cemetery for two hours. The large old trees and bushes along the hillsides are very attractive to migrating birds. Bring your binoculars and $10 for the tour fee.
The North Gate is located on Mt Hope Ave. across from Robinson Dr. (This is NOT the gate that is across from The Distillery.) No advance signup is needed. Questions? Contact Joanne Mitchell, (585) 621-1906 or

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Programs, Presentations & Events

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

PENDING – Nature Walk along the Brickyard Trail at the Sandra Frankel Nature Park with Burroughs Audubon Nature Club

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Meet in the front of the Brighton Library Parking Lot, 2300 Elmwood Avenue,14618

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.



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