Join Audubon on September 18 and 19, 2015 for a camping trip to the Finger Lakes wine and bird country. We will visit the Montezuma Wildlife Management Area & National Wildlife refuge to witness the annual fall bird migration, especially the shore birds that use the Montezuma ponds as resting spots. We will follow this with stops at local wineries for a taste of the famous local wines. Camping on Friday and Saturday nights will be at the Cayuga State Park on the west shore of Cayuga Lake. There will be camping fees and some fees associated with wine tasting. This trip is limited to fourteen people, so sign up early! Plan to arrive Friday evening the 18th and depart Sunday morning.
There are plenty of campsites, so it is not necessary to reserve one prior to this trip. But, if you are not the tent-camping type, and want to reserve a camping cabin, go to http://nysparks.com/parks/123/details.aspx to check cabin availability. Please sign-up with Audubon if you reserve a cabin so that you are included in our group limit of fourteen people. To sign up, contact Audubon by September 5th at email@example.com or call 253-9250.
Each year the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society (NEPAS) presents a $4000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in an environmental field.
Michael Burkhardt is this year’s scholarship winner. Michael is a 2015 graduate of Western Wayne High School and is the son of Carol and Mike Burkhardt of Waymart. He will be attending Keystone College to study Wildlife Biology.
The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is proud to support the youth of our area through college and camp scholarships. The funding for these scholarships is generated from the Art and Craft Festival held each July in Hawley.
The annual Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Art and Craft Festival will be terrific this year, with award-winning new artists and artisans and a lineup of activities that will please everyone, young and old! We’ll have an ice sculptor at the outside entrance to greet you with wildlife ice sculptures, the Pennsylvania Woodmobile, and educational displays and activities with the theme “Birds and Climate Change.”
Inside, the great displays of artworks and wares of skilled artisans will be on the main floor, and on the stage we will have three one wonderful wildlife shows with live birds, reptiles and animals each day. There will be an area with crafts and games for children, and the cafeteria will have food and beverages available.
It all takes place Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School in Hawley PA. Tickets are $5.00 (children under 12 free) and will be available at the door. It’s a great event for the whole family! The money we raise at this event is used to fund environmental camp scholarships and college scholarships.
More information can be found on our festival website at www.audubonfestival.com.