our next public program


Thursday, May 24, 2018, 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.

Free and open to the public. No registration needed.
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Croton Free Library
171 Cleveland Driver
Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520

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public field trips & programs


SMRA canoe trip in Constitution Marsh. Photo: Ken Novenstern/SMRA.

Saw Mill River Audubon offers a year-round calendar of public programs and field trips. Our public programs are offered free of charge as part of our environmental education outreach. We do ask for a donation of $5/adult for our public field trips guided by SMRA staff or volunteers. This donation is entirely voluntary and all are welcome on our trips regardless of donation.

about our field trips
Some of our field trips are limited by registration to protect sensitive species and for a more positive experience for the group. Be sure to subscribe to our free, private email list to get early notice of trips that require registration as well as notice of new trips added since our last newsletter. Most of our trips are best suited for ages 10 and up unless otherwise specified. We have binoculars for free loan for any field trip, with notice. If we need to cancel a field trip, we will update our Google calendar, put a message on our office phone (914-666-6503), and send out an update to our private email list. We encourage carpooling and suggest that carpoolers offer to share costs of for gas/tolls with drivers.

You may also be interested to read this Birder's Guide to Field Trips from NJ Audubon.

upcoming events

extended field trips
We also offer extended weekend birding trips. Extended weekend trips have included: South Jersey Birding (August 2017), Winter Birds in Minnesota (January, 2017), Cornell Lab & Montezuma NWR (November, 2016), South Jersey Birding (November, 2015), Spring Coastal Birding (May, 2014), Winter Birds in Minnesota (February, 2014), Adirondack Winter Birding (2013), Delaware Bay Spring Birding (2012).

We also sponsor at least one major birding trip each year to other parts of the United States or to other countries, practicing eco-tourism in our trip planning to support local conservation organizations and habitats. All our extended trips also include a tax-deductible donation to SMRA as part of their cost.

Where we have traveled: Coastal Texas (November 2017), Magee Marsh (April 2017), Southwest National Parks (October 2017), Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec (July 2016), Cuba (February/March 2016), Trinidad (October 2015), Olympic National Park (May 2015), Belize (March, 2014), Yellowstone (May, 2013), Texas Coast & Hill Country (April, 2012), Costa Rica (March, 2011), Nebraska Cranes (March, 2010), Southeast Arizona (April, 2008), and Trinidad (April, 2007).