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Wild Renn Fest at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center

 

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

 

Every Sunday in July & Aug from 2pm-5pmSee over 500 endangered and exotic geese, ducks and swans from all over the world. Hand feed 2,000 Koi fish and 100's of geese. Walk with the birds in their aviary up close and personal. Guided Tours. Gift shop. h/c access, $Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Farm5067 Lindsley, Townline Road, Delevan 14042www.gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm.com

 

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.

Going The Distance: Youth Advocate Hiking 2,663 Miles Across The Pacific Crest Trail For A Cause

Going The Distance: Youth Advocate Hiking 2,663 Miles Across The Pacific Crest Trail For A Cause

Buffalo, NY - May 16, 2011 – This summer, Dan Cross-Viola of Chicago, IL - a Buffalo, NY native will embark upon a five month 2,663 hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in support of the work done at The Belle Center.

Throughout the hike he will traverse the states of Washington, Oregon, and California from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. While Dan is an avid backpacker, this hike will not simply be a leisure experience. Rather he is doing this hike to raise money for The Belle Center in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.

According to a statement from Cross-Viola: 

I love a great challenge. I know The Belle Center does too, and that's why I'm undertaking this hike to help raise money for the amazing, life-changing work they do. As someone who works in the field of youth development, I know a quality youth-serving agency when I see one.

Buffalo Audubon Society Event: Walk at Knox Farm State Park

Buffalo Audubon Society Event: Walk at Knox Farm State Park

Join us for a walk at Knox Farm State Park on the first and third Saturdays of every month. Free!

“Listening To The Trees”

Hear the song of the trees and the nature around you as you take a peaceful walk through the park.

 Walk At Knox Farm State Park

437 Buffalo Rd East Aurora, NY 14052

Saturday, April 2 2011

9:00am - 10:00am

Learn About Bird Behavior at Audubon’s First Friday

Learn About Bird Behavior at Audubon’s First Friday

Jamestown, NY – At the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m. on April 1, Ann Beebe will share interesting facts about bird behavior. 

“Birds Do That? Why?” will be her theme, while she uses photos by Dave Cooney and Norman Karp as a backdrop to her presentation, 

Beebe will explore questions like: 

Why do new-born Horned and Pied-billed Grebes eat hundreds of their parents’ feathers? 

Do Rusty and Red-winged Blackbirds huddle together in roosts just because of warmth? (Maybe not!) 

Why do some Red-winged Blackbird females mate with a male who has other mates? Is it worth the risk that there will not be as much help in feeding the chicks? 

A long-time Audubon member and bird enthusiast, Beebe has served on Audubon’s Operating Committee as chair of Gardens. 

Following the 11 a.m.

Woodpecker Walk This Saturday at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Woodpecker Walk This Saturday at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Woodpecker Walk
Saturday, March 12
2:00 PM
Take a guided tour of the trails as we look for signs of woodpeckers and learn about their role in the ecosystem. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.