Fall Birding, Yellow-rumped Warbler by Ed Hughes

Celebrate Autumn with Audubon!

October 2017 Highlights from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Throw on your fleece jacket, grab your binoculars, and hit the trails in search of fall migrants. Join the experts for an introduction to mushrooms. Bundle up the kids and join the Perfect Pumpkin Party! Head over to your local wildlife refuge and celebrate the splendor of autumn the Audubon way!

Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. Register online through the events calendar at A complete listing of programs is detailed in the Audubon Nature Tours and Programs, a free guide to connecting with the natural world. Download a copy online at

FREE Wednesday Morning Bird Walks

Locations Across the State

October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017; 9:00 – 11:00 am

Audubon offers FREE Wednesday Morning Bird Walks with naturalist Laura Carberry. Each week a new birding destination will be chosen. Please visit the Audubon website ( or Facebook Page for the location. You may also contact Laura at for more information.

 Locations determined weekly; Every Wednesday through June 2018; 9:00-11:00 am; Ages: 14+.

Audubon Used Nature Book Sale

Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI

October 7, 2017; 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Come take a look at Audubon’s Used Nature Book Sale – you never know what treasure you may find! Are you looking to clean out your library or closet at home? Drop off gently used nature books at the Environmental Education Center from September 23 to 30, 2017. Field guides, fiction, non-fiction and children’s nature books are all welcome.

Books must be nature-based and in good condition. All proceeds benefit the Audubon Environmental Education Center. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Forest Fun with Audubon

Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day

Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI

October 7, 2017; 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thanks to Citizens Bank, the Environmental Education Center is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Join us for crafts, nature stories, animal discoveries, hikes and more.

No need to register.

What will we find waiting in the forest? Let’s look under logs for buggy friends, search the tree tops for animal homes, and build a magical house for a fairy. Join us for forest fun all day! In case of bad weather, we will have plenty of indoor fun.

10:00 am-2:00 pm: Forest Craft Table

10:00 am-4:00 pm: Used Nature Book Sale

10:00 am & 1:30 pm: Woodland Tales

11:00 am: Forest Expedition – We will be doing a guided scavenger hunt, searching for insects and other small creatures, and collecting natural materials to build fairy homes.

1:00 pm: Animal Interview

2:30pm: Guided trail walk

Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All.

Hiking Prudence Island

Prudence Island, RI

October 18, 2017; 9:45 am – 4:45 pm

Prudence Island has several miles of hiking trails that cover a range of habitats from forested wetlands to coastal meadow and pine barrens. Join us for what is sure to be a beautiful fall hike.

Pace will be moderate as we plan to cover four to five miles over a mix of terrain, stopping for lunch halfway through the hike.

There will be time to explore beaches and salt marshes at the end of the day.

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Prudence Island, RI; Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $8/non-member child. Ages: 8+. For details on Prudence Island trips and to register online, visit the events calendar at

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