Walks and Talks

Manitou Beach Preserve- Rochester Birding Association Saturday, May 20, 2017 -- 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Manitou Beach Preserve
Join Rochester Birding Association on a trip to Manitou Beach Preserve to see warblers, flycatchers, and other spring arrivals. Manitou Beach Preserve consists of 5 acres of field and hedgerow, shrub and cattail wetlands extending into Braddock Bay.  Wear waterproof, sturdy shoes and don’t forget the bug spray! Learn more about Manitou Beach Preserve here.
Directions:
Meet in the Owl Woods Parking Lot on Manitou Beach Road (Rte. 261) at the Lake Ontario State Parkway at 8:00 a.m. We will shuttle to the preserve as parking space is limited.
Alasa Farms with Bob Cooper Sunday, May 21, 2017 -- 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Alasa Farms
Join naturalist Bob Cooper and explore the woods and wetlands of Alasa Farms, a 627 acre conservation easement property on Sodus Bay. Learn more about Alasa Farms and Cracker Box Palace, the owners of this beautiful place here.
Directions:
From Rochester, follow Route 104 East, just past the town of Alton. Turn left (north) on Route 14. Turn right at the T-intersection onto Ridge Road and take an immediate left onto Shaker Road. Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms is on the right, just before the intersection with Shaker Tract Road (Red Mill Road). Approximate address: 6450 Shaker Road, Town of Sodus, NY.
Ice Cream Social at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory Thursday, May 25, 2017 -- 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory (BBBO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ornithological research, education and conservation. Join BBBO and Genesee Land Trust for a family friendly evening to learn all about birds! Learn how birds are captured, banded, and released. Oh and did we mention there will be ice cream?
Directions:
From Lake Ontario State Parkway, follow Manitou Beach Road (Route 261) north, then turn left onto Braddocks Avenue. Look for the "Braddock Bay Bird Observatory" sign at the end of Braddocks Avenue (prior to it turning into 3rd Street).
Butterflies and Summer Flowers Saturday, July 29, 2017 -- 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Ganargua Creek Meadow Preserve
Join Carol and David Southby of Rochester Butterfly Club to enjoy this butterfly hotspot and lovely wildflower meadow. Bring a water bottle, binoculars, and optional picnic lunch. Long pants and suitable footwear recommended, as there is poison ivy on the trails. More details about Ganargua Creek Meadow Preserve here.
Directions:
We will meet at the creek-side entrance to the Preserve; from Rte 31 in Macedon, turn south on Rte 306 (Wayneport Road). Turn east onto Wilkinson Road. Continue east along Wilkinson Road to the parking area on the the right, just before the T intersection with Victor Road in Wayne County.
Summer Habitat Walk Thursday, August 10, 2017 -- 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Rush

Discover butterflies, birds, flowers, and learn a little geology on this 2 mile walk through a 115 acre preserve containing a wetland and fields. Wear long pants, a hat, and sturdy shoes. Bring water and bug spray in case the deer tick are active.

Directions:
We will meet at 677 Five Points Road, in Rush. We will carpool to the site.
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