The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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April 25, 2013

Upcoming local nature activities

Medina Journal-Register — Every year at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge the Buffalo Audubon Society, in partnership with the U.S. Wildlife Service and the Friends of Iroquois NWR, provides nature programs at the Refuge. These programs usually take place on Saturdays and they are free and the public gets a chance to see and learn more about nature.

On April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the INWR and the Audubon Society have their annual “Spring into Nature” event at both the Head-quarters building on Casey Road and at the Cayuga Pool Overlook. There will be activities and fun for all ages. It is a family festival celebrating nature at the INWR. There will be nature related exhibits, activities for the kids, food vendors, a Bald Eagle Watch, live birds of prey and prizes. The admission and parking is free. A great event you don’t want to miss!

On May 4 at the Refuge Headquarters there will be a presentation on Birding Backyards of America from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be a Marsh Walk to search for the elusive Bitterns, Soras and Rails. An easy walk starting at the Kanyoo Trail head on Route 77. Then starting at 8 p.m., meeting at the Refuge Headquarters, there will be an Owl Prowl. This program is limited to 50 people and requires pre-registation. Call 585-948-5445 to register and get more information.

On May 5 (Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. there is a Canoe Trip on the Oak Orchard Creek with Rick Allen. They will meet at at the Knowlesville Road bridge and you should contact Rick at 716-445-9685 for more information and requirements.

On June 22 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. there is a Full Moon Walk by Marvin Jacob where you will learn about Native American Folklore and how they viewed nature. They will meet at the Kanyoo Trail head.

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