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Fall is a Favorite Time at Audubon!

October 2018 Highlights from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island

??G AUD Red-tailed Hawk by Ed Hughes

RED-TAILED HAWK BY ED HUGHES

(August 31, 2018) ??? Crisp, cool air.?? Beautiful fall foliage. Winding nature trails. Fall migrants overhead. They all combine to make October a special time of year. So take a break, pull on your fleece jacket, rustle through some leaves and enjoy October the Audubon way!

Unless noted, registration is required for all programs.?? Register online and view a complete listing of programs through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Saturday Nature Walks with Audubon

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*

Saturdays Throughout the October 27, 2018; 2:00-3:00 pm

Join Audubon for weekly nature walks every Saturday. Walks depart from the lobby of the Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol and will be led by an Audubon guide. Please note this program is weather dependent. (Note: There will be no walk on September 8 or October 13.)
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission. Ages: All.

Forest Bathing Walk

Audubon Fort Wildlife Refuge, North Smithfield, RI??October 3, 2018; 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Many scientific studies tell us that time in nature is key for our physical and mental health. Join Audubon for a leisurely walk of shinrin-yoku, or Forest Bathing. With its roots in Japan, this walk will encourage you to focus on your senses: seeing, smelling and touching. This will be a walk focused on just “being” rather than “I.D.ing” out in nature. Dress for the weather.

Fort Nature Refuge, (Rt. 5), 1443 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI; Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 14+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

FREE Wednesday Morning Bird Walks

Locations Across the State

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018; 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 (ww.asri.org) or Facebook Page for the location. You may also contact Laura at lcarberry@asri.org for more information.????

Locations determined weekly; Every Wednesday through June 2019; 9:00-11:00 am; Ages: 14+.

Ocean Pollution: Do You Know Where Your Litter Is?

Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*

October 6, 2018; 9:00 am ??? 5:00 pm

Thanks to Citizens Bank, the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Join us for crafts, animal discoveries, hikes and more.

Ocean Pollution: Do You Know Where Your Litter Is?

10:00 am -2:00 pm: Tinker Table??Craft: Use recycled items to create your own special masterpiece.

10:30 am & 2:30 pm: Nature Story

11:30 am:??Where???s your Litter? ?? Can you help the oceans?????Be a litter detective!????Come join our fun, hands-on activities as you learn about how you can help prevent ocean litter.????

Materials for this program have been provided by the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association.??

1:30 pm: Animal Interview

2:00 pm: Guided Nature Walk (weather dependent)

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All. No need to register.

Audubon Birding Adventure in Jamestown??Jamestown, RI

October 7, 2018; 8:30 ??? 10:30 am
Join Audubon birding expert Lauren Parmelee for an exploration of Conanicut Island’s natural areas. Head to Godena Farm, Parker Farm and other scenic spots to look for migrating and resident birds. Beginning birders welcome! Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them. Extra optics and field guides will be available.

Meet Godena Farm, North Main Road, Jamestown RI; Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: Teen to Adult. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.??

Beekeeping Basics and More!

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI??October 7, 21, 28 & December 9, 16, 23, 2018; 2:00 ??? 4:30 pm
In this six-session course, you’ll learn the basics from honeybee health, to equipment and hive construction. This course will give you the knowledge you need to get started with backyard beekeeping. All participants will receive the book “The Backyard Beekeeper” by Kim Flottum. Find out why there is so much “buzz” about bees!

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee for six week session: $65/member, $72/non-member. Ages: Adult. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

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