The 100 acre privately owned Odonata Sanctuary, 20 Parrish Rd., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472, is the former home of Joseph W. Taylor, who was a founder of the American Birding Association and President of Hawk Mountain Association. The Sanctuary participates in the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) that provides nesting acreage for grassland nesting birds such as Eastern Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, and Dickcissels. The Sanctuary is an access point for the observation of migrating birds and Monarch Butterflies and is also home to one of the largest Eastern Bluebird nest box trails in the USA. There are also streams, a pond and woodlands.
Meet at the Sanctuary at 8:00 a.m. Enter the Sanctuary at 20 Parrish Road. Drive up the long, one-lane driveway until you see a large barn. Please park in the designated area opposite the barn.
Following the field trip there will be an opportunity to meet with Joseph Taylor’s daughter, Mary Taylor, who has offered to share stories of her father. Her studio is nearby.