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Audubon Nature Center Supports Fall Regional Bird Count

Audubon Nature Center Supports Fall Regional Bird Count

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center supports the Buffalo Ornithological Society’s (BOS) ambitious effort every fall to count birds in Western New York.

Whether watching on their own property or committing to a larger area, it takes many people -- beginning to advanced birders -- to cover the four-county territory that is counted. 

If you have experience in bird counting, you can be part of this important work by volunteering on Saturday October 8.  If you’re interested but inexperienced, you could observe others and learn for future counts.   

The BOS count has been held every second Saturday in October since 1939.  The date was chosen to coincide with the end of the fall migration. 

Monday, October 3, is Audubon Birdseed Order Deadline

Monday, October 3, is Audubon Birdseed Order Deadline

Jamestown, NY – With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on birdseed to be sure our feathered friends visit your home throughout the winter.

Monday, October 3, is the deadline for placing orders for the Audubon Nature Center’s fall sale of a variety of birdseeds and related items. In addition to the exclusively formulated Conewango Blend for local birds, specialty seeds, “cakes,” suet cage feeders, and other treats are also available. 

Your many choices can be found by clicking on the “Bird Seed” page at www.jamestownaudubon.org or calling the Nature Center at (716) 569-2345 during business hours. 

Orders can be submitted online, phoned, mailed, or faxed. Friends of the Nature Center receive an 18% discount on pre-ordered birdseed. (You can become a member by clicking on “Membership” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.)

TRIVIA NIGHT at Tifft Nature Preserve

TRIVIA NIGHT at Tifft Nature Preserve

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Trivia Night FUNdraiser To Support Tifft Nature Preserve December 12

BUFFALO, NY (December 2, 2014) - Tifft Nature Preserve (Tifft), Buffalo’s natural treasure at the Outer Harbor, will host its second annual Trivia Night FUNdraiser on Friday, December 12 (rescheduled from November 21 due to the storm) from 7-9pm to benefit its educational programs, conservation efforts, and nonprofit mission.

Teams of four or individual participants are invited to show off their trivia knowledge of fun and easy facts from their favorite nature-themed television shows, movies and commercials. Teams will enjoy a rousing evening of treats and prizes as well as some interactive surprises incorporating popular board games that participants will be sure to enjoy. 

Digital Nature Photography Series for Beginners

Digital Nature Photography Series for Beginners

CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE!

Sundays, February 9, 16 and 23, 2014

2- 4 PM

ONLY $40 for the entire series!

This hands-on series atTifft Nature Preserve is recommended for adults new to nature photography, as well as those who wish to perfect their knowledge and use of digital cameras. Mary Lou Frost, guest instructor for this series, is the past President of the Buffalo Science Museum Camera Club. This series will include indoor instruction within Tifft's warm Visitor Center classrooms and outdoor practice of skills on Tifft's beautiful and accessible trails. Plan to bring your camera and its manual to each class and dress appropriately to be outside.

Non-members: $40 for series. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Full payment due at time of registration. Please call 825-6397 today.

Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd Buffalo, NY 14203,  716-825-6397

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night - Tifft FUNdraiser

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night - Tifft FUNdraiser

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night

Friday, November 22

7-9 PM

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Show off your NYS nature knowledge and compete for prizes while enjoying a rousing evening of delectable treats, drinks, and friends at this FUNdraiser for Tifft Nature Preserve! Non-Members: $30 for teams of four or $8 per person. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Autumnal Equinox Walk at Tifft

Autumnal Equinox Walk at Tifft

Enjoy a guided evening family hike at Tifft Nature Preserve as we officially bid summer adieu and usher in autumn. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. For ages 5 and up. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.  For more up-coming programs at Tifft Nature Preserve go to www.sciencebuff.org.

Migration Takes Flight at Tifft Nature Preserve

Migration Takes Flight at Tifft Nature Preserve

You take flight. Only feathers, muscle, and air power your movement through the sky. The journey is long and dangerous but your survival, and the survival of your kind, depends on it.  Green, brown, and a vastness of blue give way to concrete human habitats absent of food, water, or shelter. After thousands of miles of evading predation, formidable weather and countless other hazards, you arrive. Your journey has ended this Spring only to begin again in the Fall. This is the way of your species. This is bird migration.