December Meeting: Tom Snyder – Nature, zoos, and conservation

December Meeting: Tom Snyder – Nature, zoos, and conservation

Thursday December 13   7 pm – 9 pm  at the Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality    1101 Clover St, Rochester, NY 14610 The Seneca Park Zoo works in multiple countries. The Zoo supports more than 20 organizations over the last few years, conserving wildlife and wild places of animals we represent.  In this talk, Tom will take you through his path from a pet store employee to zookeeper to his current role as a zoo director. Read more…

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Nov 23, 2018

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Niagara River Field Trip

Dec 2, 2018

Niagara River Field Trip

Looking for special gulls and waterfowl. The Niagara River area is famous for the variety and number of gulls in winter. Can you pick out the rarities? This is a joint trip with the Buffalo Ornithological Society.
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Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

Dec 8, 2018

Conesus Lake Area Field Trip

We’ll be looking for Tundra Swan, Canvasback, Redhead, and other waterfowl.
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Common Loon - Irondequoit Bay Outlet - © Dick Horsey - Nov 11, 2018

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Common Redpoll, Pittsford, NY. (© Richard Ashworth)

Where to Bird this Month: November

Durand Eastman Park, with its abundance of cone-bearing trees, orchard and other food supplies, is a prime fall and winter birding spot.  Webster Park also has good stands of conifers and a good view of the lake.  Read more »

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