Pfeiffer Nature Center, Eshelman Property, 1420 Yubadam Rd., Portville. 8am sharp. Volunteers from the Cattaraugus County Bird Study Club will be leading the popular and informative free guided bird walks on Pfeiffer Nature Center's Eshelman Property every Saturday in May. The walks start promptly at 8 AM with a brief introduction to birding followed by a 1-2 hour walk along grassy level trails through wetlands and shrubby areas home to many migratory songbirds and waterfowl. Participants should dress for the weather. There are a few creek crossings so boots would be appropriate. It is helpful to bring binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Many people bring a small notebook to record sightings and tips. The program is free and no preregistration is required. If you miss the start of the walk, you may quietly join the group as it progresses. The program is not suited for young children. No pets please.
10am – 3pm at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center. This workshop is for any Boy Scout who wishes to earn his Plant Science Merit Badge. $12 per scout. Call to register 585-457-3228 Prerequisites: 5 – List by common name at least 10 native plants & 10 cultivated plants that grow near your home. List 5 invasive non-native plants in your area & tell how they may be harmful. Tell how the spread of invasive plants may be avoided or controlled in ways that are not damaging to humans, wildlife, & the environments. 6 – Name & tell about careers in agronomy, horticulture & botany. Write a paragraph about a career in one of these fields that interests you.
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Carra at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center at (585)457-3228.