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Montezuma Moth Night

Montezuma Moth Night
Fri., August 9, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Montezuma Moth Night Join us as we welcome Dr. Meena Madhav Haribal, semi-retired Chemical Ecologist from Cornell University who studies the behaviors and interactions between different organisms based on their chemistry. Dr. Haribal will lead an informative indoor presentation about the unique characteristics of moths and set up equipment outside to attract... more

Tales Along the Trails

Tales Along the Trails
Fri., August 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tales along the Trails Join us for a family-friendly, 1-mile walk through forests and grasslands to explore Montezuma’s birds, toads, turtles, and frogs. At the conclusion of the walk, we will cozy up to a campfire for s’mores and stories about the history of the Montezuma area. Flashlights, bug spray, and cameras... more

Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior

Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior
Fri., Sept. 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior We welcome Janet Pesaturo for a unique presentation on camera trapping and wildlife behavior! Janet is a conservation biologist, certified tracker and writer who travels around the country tracking and camera trapping everything from mouse to moose. In 2018, her first book was published: Camera... more

Native Americans of the Finger Lakes

Native Americans of the Finger Lakes
Sat., Sept. 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Native Americans of the Finger Lakes Archeological enthusiast Christopher M. Cramer will present an overview of the ancient Native American civilization of the Finger Lakes Region, focusing on the stone artifacts left behind. Regionally collected examples of stone tools will be on display, some dating back 10,000 years and more. Attendees will... more

Happy Owl-Ween

Happy Owl-Ween
Saturday, Oct. 19, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Happy Owl-ween We are happy to welcome back Jean Soprano, of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join our staff for a hike through the forest and grassland to explore the night sights and sounds. Fee:... more

Glacial Geology of the Finger Lakes

Glacial Geology of the Finger Lakes
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: Glacial Geology of the Finger Lakes Join Dr. Bruce Gilman, retired Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, as he walks us through the glacial history of the Finger Lakes region. Learn about how glacial ice was formed, how the landscape features (like the Finger... more

Girl Scout Conservation Day at Montezuma Audubon Center

Girl Scout Conservation Day at Montezuma Audubon Center
Saturday, Oct 26, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Girl Scouts: Conservation Day Girl Scouts from Daisies to Ambassadors are invited to participate in various habitat restoration projects around the Center. Scouts will learn about forest, wetland, and grassland conservation while participating in invasive species removal and native vegetation plantings. Each Scout must have a leader, chaperone, or parent in attendance. Fee: $5/Scout.... more

Scouts BSA: Conservation Day at the Montezuma Audubon Center

Scouts BSA: Conservation Day at the Montezuma Audubon Center
Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Scouts BSA: Conservation Day What are invasive species and why do they need to be removed? All ages of Scouts are invited to learn about invasive species management while participating in various habitat restoration projects throughout the forests and grasslands. Each Scout must have a leader, chaperone, or parent in attendance. Fee: $5/Scout. Space... more

Guided Nature Walk

Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guided Nature Walk Join us for a guided, easy to moderate 1-mile stroll through the forest and grasslands and around the wetlands. Along the way, you will learn about how the Montezuma Wetlands Complex came to be, and we will look and listen for signs of birds and other wildlife. Binoculars will... more

Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour

Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour
Saturday, Nov. 9, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour Cayuga Lake is an Audubon Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during migration seasons. Hop in our van for an excursion to the north end of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans... more

Montezuma Birding Van Tour

Montezuma Birding Van Tour
Saturday, Nov. 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Montezuma Birding Van Tour Looking to get out of the house after the holiday? Join us on this late autumn day for an excursion to explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. We will look for ducks, geese, swans, and wintering raptors. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided, but feel... more

Family-friendly Winter Nature Walk

Family-friendly Winter Nature Walk
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Family-friendly Winter Nature Walk Join us for a guided, easy to moderate 1-mile stroll through the forest and grasslands and around the wetlands. Along the way, you will learn about how the Montezuma Wetlands Complex was formed and we will look for winter signs of birds and other wildlife. Afterwards, join us... more

Audubon Wine and Wings Van Tour

Audubon Wine and Wings Van Tour
Saturday, Dec. 14, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wine and Wings Birding Van Tour The holiday season is here and so are the wintering raptors. Join us as we head out in our van to look for elusive Short-eared Owls, hunting Northern Harriers, soaring Bald Eagles, and more. During the tour, we will stop at the Montezuma Winery for wine... more

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count
Monday, December 16 Christmas Bird Count The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere, go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to... more

First Day Snowshoe Hike

First Day Snowshoe Hike
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Day Snowshoe Hike Join us to ring in 2020 by strapping on some snowshoes and taking a leisurely 1-mile hike through snow muffled forests, across restored grasslands and around the frozen marshes to explore hearty winter birds and look for signs of active mammals. *Note- if conditions are not conducive for... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)
Coming up on May 4th the Montezuma Audubon Center located in Savannah, New York will host the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival. Beginning at 10 a.m. attendees will encounter the Center’s largest event of the year, featuring a great lineup of family-friendly activities. This week on Around the Lakes Chris Lejewski, Center Director for Montezuma Audubon was in-studio... more