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Warren Photographer’s Exhibit at Audubon

Warren Photographer’s Exhibit at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Through November, a visit to the Audubon Center & Sanctuary will feature an added attraction: a display of photographs by Dr. Sandra Rothenberg.

Rothenberg is a nature photographer from Warren, Pennsylvania. With the exception of the Burrowing Owl from Florida, all the bird photographs on display were taken last spring in her own backyard or near her sister’s pond, also in Warren. 

Describing taking these photographs, Rothenberg says, “I was hoping to capture local birds standing on beautiful perches with berries or blossoms as they approached the feeders to dine. Often the Indigo Buntings arrived with the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. The Baltimore Orioles always announced their arrival with their raucous, joyful songs.  I was able to take the photographs while sitting in a small pop-up camouflage tent.  The green backgrounds are the hillsides of grass.”

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.

Volunteers Welcome to Help Audubon’s Roadside Cleanup

Volunteers Welcome to Help Audubon’s Roadside Cleanup

Jamestown, NY – Twice a year, volunteers pick up trash along Audubon’s adopted section of Route 62 from Riverside Road, where the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is located, south to the Pennsylvania state line.

Anyone who would like to enjoy some fresh air and good company is invited to join this worthwhile endeavor from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 4.

Rain or shine, volunteers will meet at the Nature Center at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. After donning a bright orange vest, they will ride in the van to Audubon’s section of highway.

After matching orange trash bags are filled with refuse that has intentionally or accidentally ended up on the sides of the road, workers will return to the Nature Center.

Dedicated Audubon volunteer Denny Anderson will again head this effort, as he has for many years.

Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (NY Upstate APA) is pleased to announce that the Clarence Greenprint has been awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. The 2014 NY Upstate APA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding work being done by planners, planning firms, elected officials, and citizens to advance the science and art of community and regional planning in upstate New York. The award was presented at the NY Upstate APA’s annual conference held in Rochester on Thursday, Sept. 18. 

Audubon Traveling to Allenburg Bog

Audubon Traveling to Allenburg Bog

Jamestown, NY – Pitcher plants, Sundews, cranberries: these plants don’t grow just anywhere. They need the special conditions that can be provided only by a bog.

On Saturday morning, October 11, 2014, nature photographer Gary Cuckler will lead an Audubon Center & Sanctuary field trip on an exploration of a floating bog.

A visit to the Allenburg Bog is deemed significant enough to be included on Audubon’s 2014 Bucket List of awesome natural history opportunities to experience before one “kicks the bucket.” The outing is planned for peak fall foliage time.

Also known to some as Waterman’s Swamp, Congdon’s Pond, and Owlenburg Bog, the Allenberg Bog is located on the border of the towns of Napoli and New Albion, New York, in Cattaraugus County. This unique and fascinating 390-acre refuge is a jewel of the Buffalo Audubon Preserve System.

Learn about the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds

Learn about the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds

Jamestown, NY – Beaches are popular summer destinations for humans, but they are essential breeding habitats for a number of coastal birds.

At the next First Friday Lunch Bunch on October 3, you can learn about a conservation project to protect these threatened birds when Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) Conservation & Outreach Coordinator Scott Kruitbosch talks about the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds.

At the 11 a.m. event, this award-winning writer and photographer will show how, through collaborative action and an extensive outreach and education effort, humans and birds can indeed share the beach successfully.

Join Audubon for Field Trip to Elk Country

Join Audubon for Field Trip to Elk Country

Jamestown, NY – As part of its Bucket List Series, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering a rare opportunity: a field trip to see elk in the wild.

Elk once roamed much of North America but began to disappear from the East in the 1800s due to overhunting and habitat destruction. Reintroduction programs beginning in the early twentieth century brought wild stock from western populations back east. One strong population can be found in Benezette, Pa., about 80 miles southeast of the Audubon Center.

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, the Audubon van will depart for Benezette to visit the beautiful Elk Country Visitor Center. The afternoon will be spent learning about these majestic animals through displays and diorama, interactive touch screen exhibits, the touch and feel Discovery Room, and the 4D story theater.