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Bird Hike Through History

Saturday, March 23, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 11:30

Stella Niagara Preserve, Lewiston, NY

Visitors to Niagara Falls from the 17th to the early-19th Centuries wrote in amazement of the birds seen surrounding the Niagara River. Birds of all sorts were documented in "great numbers" and "multitudes" by the European naturalists, military officers, and travelers who visited one of the period's great wonders of the world. Indigenous inhabitants of the Niagara region also interacted with the local birds and shared their stories with colonial visitors. Today, birders from around the world visit the Niagara River for a chance to see our special birds.


Join Andrew Gaerte, the Western New York Land Conservancy’s Director of Development and Communications, for a bird hike through history at our Stella Niagara Preserve. We will look for birds that can be found in meadows, trees, and on the Niagara River, and we will learn more about how bird life has changed in the Niagara region over the last 300 years.


Signs of Spring: A Wildlife Walk

Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 11:30

North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve, North Tonawanda, NY

Join WNY Wildway Director Marcus Rosten on a Wildlife Walk at North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve. One of the largest protected natural areas in the City of North Tonawanda, the preserve is home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals. On our walk we will look for clues of who calls the wetland home and search for any signs of spring emerging, like wildflowers in bloom, singing frogs, and the return of migratory birds. Come prepared for muddy conditions and bring binoculars if you have them.


Rescuing the Planet: An Evening with Tony Hiss 

Did you miss the May 25th 2023 event? Use the link to watch the presentation on YouTube. The event featured acclaimed author Tony Hiss, one of the strongest advocates for land protection in the United States, who braided the thesis of his seminal book, Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth, with the Land Conservancy's efforts to save the Floating Fen and develop the Western New York Wildway. 

We Are Each Other's Harvest: An Evening with Natalie Baszile 

Did you miss the June 21st 2022 event? Use the link to watch the presentation on YouTube. The eventfeatured a special conversation with Allison DeHonney (Buffalo Go Green/Urban Fruits & Veggies), Mahamud Mberwa (Bwedo Farm), Dao Kamara (Liberian Community Farming Project), and Hamadi Ali (Providence Farm Collective).

An Evening with Ed Marx of the Wildlands Network 

Did you miss the October 27th 2021 event? Use the link to watch the presentation on Youtube. Listen to Ed Marx discuss the Eastern Wildway, an effort to create a wildlife corridor from the Gulf of Mexico to eastern Canada. You’ll also hear from Jajean Rose-Burney, our Deputy Executive Director, about how you can save the Allegany Wildlands.

Finding the Mother Tree: A Virtual Evening with Suzanne Simard

Did you miss the June 16th 2021 event? Use the link to watch the presentation on YouTube. Finding the Mother Tree: An Evening with Suzanne Simard  included a presentation on her pioneering work and a conversation. 

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