Audubon Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch: nesting birds

Date(s) - Friday, Mar 04, 2016
11:00 am

Audubon Nature Center


The Jamestown Audubon Nature Center will host their First Friday Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4 at The Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

The fee for attending is $8 for the public or $6 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required.

Fredonia natives John and Beverly Ruska will share their expertise on a wide variety of cavity nesting birds.

John Ruska is a past president of the New York State Bluebird Society and a member of the Speakers Bureau of the North American Bluebird Society. He and his wife, Beverly, a former teacher at Fredonia Central Schools, have traveled across the country as well as to Mexico and Costa Rica in support of the bluebird.

For more than two decades, the Ruskas have maintained the Chautauqua County U.S. Route 20 Bluebird Trail and have seen the number of bluebirds grow exponentially since 1980. They also monitor a Purple Martin site for the Department of Environmental Conservation in Dunkirk.

The Beverly and John Ruska Bluebird Trail at the Greystone Nature Preserve in Fredonia is named after this couple who have done so much for a bird whose healthy status in the region was once far from certain.

Following the program, coffee and tea will be provided for a BYO brown bag lunch and conversation.

To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center website.