Nature Walks 2019
Join us for nature walks in the remarkable 55 acres of woods, quarries and pastures behind the sculpture park.
Join longtime Hudson Valley birdwatcher Kyle Bardwell for two walks through the woods to find, identify and watch an amazing array of birds.
June 8 9:00 AM
On this walk, we'll look for the birds that call the Opus 40 property their home for the summer. In early June many of the migrant birds have made their way past the Hudson Valley leaving the birds that nest locally. Similar to migration, the diversity of the habitat on the Opus 40 property will serve beneficial to the needs of many bird species. All participants are encouraged to bring a pair of binoculars.
MAY 19 9:00 AM
On this walk, we'll look for the colorful and musical neo-tropical migrant birds on the Opus 40 property. Mid May is peak time for many birds to be moving through the Hudson Valley and we hope to catch some on their journey. It is important for these delicate birds to occasionally stop to rest, eat and replenish throughout their long migration. The diversity of habitat on the Opus 40 property provides a lot of excitement for what could be seen! Kyle will provide tips on identifying these songbirds by sight and sound. All participants are encouraged to bring a pair of binoculars.
Kyle Bardwell is a civil/environmental engineer with a degree from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. He began developing his birding skills at the age of 12, through participation with Saw Mill River Audubon, and regular birding at Croton Point Park. He is currently a board member at Putnam Highlands Audubon Society and volunteered for three years at the Teatown Raptor Group. He has published work on eastern screech owls in the Hudson Valley and worked in the Science Research Program at Ossining High School. One of his photos was selected into the Audubon Top 100 photographs of 2010. He has led birding trips across the country, as well as to New Zealand and Costa Rica (through Saw Mill Audubon).
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