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Destination: Earth 2011

Destination: Earth 2011

Destination: EARTH 2011 - The Wild Corners of the World

East Aurora, NY - Take a wild expedition around the world at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s Destination: EARTH event Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Gather up the family for a flying bird show with majestic eagles, hawks, falcons, and charismatic vultures! All children will receive a passport for their journey to the wild corners of the world where they will meet live owls, exotic birds, and some of the most elusive wildcats…the Siberian lynx, African serval, ocelot, and more! Upon completion of their journey, young travelers will earn a wild souvenir to take home!

Experience the rare opportunity to stand face-to-face with our national symbol, the bald eagle, at the unique Walk With the Eagles® exhibit. Enjoy the food, entertainment, gift store, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener Program

2011 Communities in Bloom event in conjunction with the Cornell Cooperative Extension

21 South Grove Street

  • Suite 320
  • East Aurora, NY 14052 m
  • Phone: 716-652-5400
  • Fax: 716-652-5073

 

Buffalo Audubon Society Event: Walk at Knox Farm State Park

Buffalo Audubon Society Event: Walk at Knox Farm State Park

Join us for a walk at Knox Farm State Park on the first and third Saturdays of every month. Free!

“Listening To The Trees”

Hear the song of the trees and the nature around you as you take a peaceful walk through the park.

 Walk At Knox Farm State Park

437 Buffalo Rd East Aurora, NY 14052

Saturday, April 2 2011

9:00am - 10:00am

Learn About Bird Behavior at Audubon’s First Friday

Learn About Bird Behavior at Audubon’s First Friday

Jamestown, NY – At the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m. on April 1, Ann Beebe will share interesting facts about bird behavior. 

“Birds Do That? Why?” will be her theme, while she uses photos by Dave Cooney and Norman Karp as a backdrop to her presentation, 

Beebe will explore questions like: 

Why do new-born Horned and Pied-billed Grebes eat hundreds of their parents’ feathers? 

Do Rusty and Red-winged Blackbirds huddle together in roosts just because of warmth? (Maybe not!) 

Why do some Red-winged Blackbird females mate with a male who has other mates? Is it worth the risk that there will not be as much help in feeding the chicks? 

A long-time Audubon member and bird enthusiast, Beebe has served on Audubon’s Operating Committee as chair of Gardens. 

Following the 11 a.m.

Signs of Spring Are Hatching

Signs of Spring Are Hatching

 East Aurora, NY - Although the ground is still white and the temperatures bitter cold, signs of the coming spring season are already hatching in WNY. At Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. in East Aurora wildlife baby season has begun. The recent appearances of fuzzy, white heart-shaped faces mark the arrival of this year’s first Barn Owl hatchlings. These bundles of downy feathers and awkwardly large feet feature a charm no Barn Owl mother could refuse. In several weeks, with daily care and a diet of small rodents, these babies will grow their adult flight feathers and take to the skies to become one of New York’s essential predators maintaining balance within our ecosystems.

Chocolate Gone Wild!

Chocolate Gone Wild!

CHOCOLATE GONE WILD!

 East Aurora - Buffalo’s own Choco-Logo Confectionery Design and Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. invite the public to Chocolate Gone Wild!  Chocolate Factory Tour March 23, 2011 to benefit Hawk Creek’s nonprofit mission. Wine pairings and samplings of exquisite handmade chocolates, as well as a personal behind-the-scenes chocolate factory tour are included. Event tickets are only $20 per person. Reservations are required before noon, March 18, 2011. Please contact Hawk Creek at (716)-652-8646 for event reservations and information.

Take a trip downtown & unwrap the mysteries of a working chocolate factory! Indulge in the pairing of wine and fine chocolate to benefit Hawk Creek Wildlife Center!

¨       Tour Downtown Buffalo’s only Chocolate Factory Shop

What You Don't Know About Fracking Can Harm You

What You Don't Know About Fracking Can Harm You

Attend an Informational Meeting in East Aurora This Sunday

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - There could be a toxic site in your community right now, but not the EPA, DEC or your town officials know the effects of all the involved chemicals. These sites are “frack pits”; they contain the flowback fluid from the controversial natural gas extraction technique known as hydraulic-fracturing, hydrofracking, or fracking.

Alarmed Wales residents recently formed Wales POWR (Protecting Our Water Rights). They have been researching natural gas extraction and its effects, educating their community and others, as well as working with their town board to decide how to protect their community from the potential damage from fracking.