Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
2019 Programs and Events

Meetings and Programs (except the Holiday or Spring Luncheon) are free and
open to non-members

      Hudson River Audubon holds its programs at Lenoir Nature Preserve, a Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation nature center located at 19 Dudley Street, just off North Broadway in Yonkers. See directions and map below

    Non-members are always welcomed. Meetings start with refreshments and social gathering from 7-7:30 PM, followed promptly by the program. For more information, call (914) 237-9331.


Wednesday, Sept
ember 25, 2019
Capturing the Spirit of Birds
by Marie Read
Refreshments 7:00pm;    Program 7:30pm
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley St, Yonkers, NY
Marie Read, noted wildlife photographer and author for over 30 years, is renowned  for her bird images that combine beauty and storytelling.  In her recently released instructional book, Mastering the Art of Bird Photography, she explains and simplifies the process allowing unskilled photographers to capture top-notch bird photos.  Learn the secrets from a master or simply sit back and enjoy her exceptional photographs.  But don’t miss this program. 

Saturday, October 5,2019
Hawk Day
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Hawk Watch. Look for hawks heading south
1:00 PM - Live Hawks! Meet hawks from Pace.
http://www.hras.org/wtobird/lenoir.html

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Sexual Selection in Birds
How the Peacock Got its Tail
by Dr. Saul Scheinbach
Refreshments 7:00pm;    Program 7:30pm
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley St, Yonkers, NY
Dr. Saul Scheinbach will discuss how birds select mates.  Who decides, male or female?  What is preferred, strength or beauty or something else?  He will cover competing theories that began with Darwin and are still debated today.  Saul, an active long-time member of the chapter, has served as President and is currently Vice President.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Cuba - Its flora, Fauna and Birds
Presented by Jack Rothman
Jack Rothman had a singular birding experience – a trip to Cuba. It is that experience and the flora, fauna and birds he encountered on that study trip that will be the center of his presentation. Jack, a strong supporter of Audubon’s work in NYC and the Hudson Valley is formerly a science teacher and high school administrator, Jack leads walks primarily at Pelham Bay Park and the surrounding area. He has developed an excellent website: www.cityislandbirds.com.
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
An EPIC Big Year of Birding North America
Presented by Christian Hagenlocher
Christian
describes his new approach to Big Year birding, focusing on Engagement, Preservation, Inspiration, Inspiration, and building a Connection among the birding community through The Birding Project (www.thebirdingproject.com)
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Film - Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth
A nature documentary (produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology) that starts out as an adventure and ends with serious questions about the future of a strangely beautiful raptor, the Great Philippine Eagle. The film is must viewing for hawk lovers.
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program 

CANCELLED
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Community Ecology of Ants within Van Cortlandt Park: 
Species Diversity, Nutrition and Behavior 
Presented by Alex Byrne 
Alex Byrne is The Field Scientist and Research Coordinator for theVa  Cortlandt Park Alliance. As a Community Ecologist, Alex has worked on projects ranging from frog communities of Adirondack ponds, the influence of climate change on dragonflies and the water quality of urban ecosystems. For the past 8 years Alex has shifted focus to terrestrial insects, conducting one of the largest insect inventories ever done within a NYC park. Alex will discuss ongoing efforts to understand the diversity of ant species found within Van Cortlandt Park with an emphasis on habitat selection, morphology and behavior. Special attention will be paid to those ants that interact with birds in the park.Join us for a presentation on the community ecology of the little things that run the world, Ants!
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program 

Saturday, April ??, 2020
Hudson River Audubon Spring Luncheon
TBA

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Central Park
Presented by Ken Chaya
Ken spent over two and half years walking every acre of Central Park in order to map its many trails, highlight its stunning architecture and landscape features, and most importantly, locate and identify thousands of its magnificent trees. The result was “Central Park Entire,” a profusely illustrated map detailing the park’s varied topography and featuring the location and identification of nearly 20,000 trees and shrubs.
Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Members Night
Members show their best nature photos and videos
 Lenoir Nature Preserve 
19 Dudley Street, Yonkers
7:00 pm Refreshments, 7:30 pm Program 

  Directions to Lenoir:
From Saw Mill River Pkwy: Exit at Exit 9, Executive Blvd. Take Executive Blvd. to North Broadway and turn right. Go 1/4 mile and turn left onto Dudley Street. Lenoir's parking lot is on the left. 

By Bus: Take the # 6 along North Broadway to Dudley Street, one stop north of Executive Blvd.


Hudson River Audubon Society 
P.O. BOX 616
Yonkers, New York 10703

Email:
BochnikM@cs.com
Web: http://www.hras.org/programs/programs.html


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