February-May 2018 Programs

Our free monthly evening programs feature regional environmental experts to connect you with ongoing issues and expand your natural horizons. Free and open to the public. No reservations needed. As with all of our events, in case of uncertain weather, check our website or call our office, 914-666-6503, for any schedule changes.


Thursday, February 22, 7:00 pm
Croton Free Library
What’s New at Rockefeller State Park Preserve? Susan Antenen

Susan Antenen, Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s Manager, will describe upcoming changes in the Preserve, trail improvement projects, and new land stewardship practices. You are invited to bring your questions about the Preserve’s ecology, management, history, and more! Free and open to the public. Suggested for ages 10+ [Download a flyer to share]


Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm
Chappaqua Library
How Birders and eBird Are Making a Difference: Anne Swaim

The world’s largest community science project, www.ebird.org, is helping birders track their sighting and helping scientists track changes to habitat and climate. Find out what birders are seeing in our area. Discover eBird tips and shortcuts. Explore how eBird can help you plan your birding and discover birding hotspots wherever you travel. Presenter: Anne Swaim, Executive Director, Saw Mill River Audubon. [Download a flyer to share]


Special Event
Sunday, April 8, 5:00 pm
Crabtree’s Kittle House
Welcome to Spring Annual Dinner

Come celebrate our past year of connecting people with nature! Details and reservations here: www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/dinner

  • Enjoy excellent food, friendly company and an engaging evening program including
    • our 2017 Larry Light Youth Scholarship students, and
    • our guest speaker Kevin Hils from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.
  • Feel comfortable to come on your own or with friends and spend an evening with people who also enjoy nature.
  • Consider adding your work to our 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit! Find out more at: www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/exhibit
  • [Download dinner reservation form.]


Thursday, May 24, 7:00 pm
Predators in the Landscape: Melissa Grigione, Ph.D.
Croton Free Library

How do larger predators interact with changing landscapes? As sightings of coyotes, bobcats and bears increase in our rural-suburban landscape, the relationship between larger predators and human-influenced landscapes is of growing importance and interest. Dr. Melissa Grigione is a full Professor of Biology at Pace University. Her research interest is mammalian spatial ecology — understanding how ecological and human-made elements influence home range size and location for particular species. Dr. Grigione has worked with a range of species, including mountain lions, Florida panthers, bobcats, coyotes, and Florida burrowing owls. Her international research includes conservation of neotropical cats (ocelots, jaguars, jaguarundis) along the U.S.-Mexico border and conservation of Patagonia pumas in Chile, south America. [Download a flyer to share]