It’s the perfect weekend to get out and explore the great outdoors! Don’t miss these educational events:

Saturday, May 20

8-10 a.m.  Niagara Gorge Birding

Start your weekend with the birds! Join Naturalist Tom Kerr and the Western New York Land Conservancy for a birding walk in the Niagara River Gorge.  We’ll be looking for spring migrants as they travel through the Niagara River Important Bird Area.  Meet at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Binoculars are available. Pre-registration is required.  Donations gratefully accepted.     

10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Zoar Valley Ephemerals

Join Naturalist Mark Carra for a long hike into one of the most beautiful valleys in New York State and search out the early blooming flowers growing there. From Point Peter at the top to Valentine Flats below where the main branch of the Cattaraugus Creek meets the South branch. We’ll explore the natural history of the flora, fauna as well as the unique history of the humans that lived there. Meet at Springville Tops at 10 am to carpool then hike until 2 p.m. Bring a bag lunch to eat at the convergence of the creeks. Pre-registration is required. $7.

1-2:30 p.m. Jr. Audubon Club – Spring Migration at ArtPark

Join Naturalist Tom Kerr and the Junior Audubon Club for our monthly birding adventure! This month we’ll be meeting at ArtPark State Park for a spring migration birding walk. Meet at the Portage Rd. Entrance. Binoculars are available.  Kids ages 8 to 16. Pre-registration is required. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Sunday, May 21

1-3 p.m.  Menagerie – Indoors and Out!

Join Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr for a bird walk through Rumsey Woods in Delaware Park. Visitors will see spring migrants and resident birds as well as train their eyes to see more in nature.  Then return to the Albright Knox for a tour of Menagerie: Animals on View, in which creatures—furred and feathered—are featured as agents of storytelling, humorous personifications, and echoes of the human spirit.

Registration Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration and pre-payment are required. Please register online, call 716.270.8292, or sign up at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk. Cost: $15 with a $5 discount for Albright-Knox and Buffalo Audubon members with the code “BIRDERS@AK.”

2 p.m.  Family Walk at Beaver Meadow

Enjoy a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve. Donations gratefully accepted.

Register by calling (585) 457-3228.