NFC - Beaver Meadow—June 9th, 2018

“The mission of the Buffalo Audubon Society is to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of nature through edu-cation and stewardship. Our primary stewardship charge is to protect the 1,000 acres of property, habitats and eco-systems of our centers and preserves. However, if we are to preserve these gems of Western New York, we must also protect the entire region, our state, our country, and the entire globe.” In 1951 on April 30, a letter was sent to all Society members asking for contributions toward the purchase of 48.5 acres of property in the town of Java. Drained by Beaver Meadow Creek on its westerly flow to the valley of Buffalo Creek, in a watershed marked by active as well as abandoned dams of our most irrepressible animal residents, it was appropriately christened Beaver Meadow Wildlife Refuge. Beaver Meadow is a 324-acre nature preserve in North Java, NY. The preserve features its namesake beaver meadow with its associated ponds, glacial kettle ponds, wetlands with a boardwalk trail, wooded uplands, meadows, a hawk watch, an arboretum, and eight miles of marked and groomed trails.
To all NFC members, families and friends, join us for a presentation followed by a guided tour of Beaver Meadow Wild-life Refuge in North Java on Saturday, June 9th starting promptly at 10am. We will be able to use the multi-purpose room to meet and have our lunch after the tour, or we can use an outside picnic area. The Chapter will cover the cost of the $5 per person charge for all members. Our NYFOA mission is to encourage well informed management of pri-vately owned woodlands in New York State as well as to promote, protect, represent, and serve the interests of woodland owners. We find that woods walks are a great “classroom” for us to see and learn how others are manag-ing their forests as well as learn more about flora and fauna that is native to WNY. NFC member Wayne Forrest, thank you for setting up this event! More details in the Next Newsletter!

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