Sunday ‘Walks and Talks’: bird watching for beginners

Date(s) - Sunday, Oct 09, 2016
2:00 pm

Amherst State Park


Sunday “Walks and Talks” will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9, in Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St., Williamsville.

Meet at the kiosk by the parking lot.

Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather. The walks will be held rain or shine.

The presentations are family oriented, fun and free.

The presentations are:

Sept. 25. Bird Watching for Beginners – Fall Migration  

The presenter will be Jajean Rose-Burney is Development Director for the Western New York Land Conservancy, a not-for-profit land trust in our region. Rose-Burney is an avid birdwatcher who has traveled through much of the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, and many Caribbean islands in search of birds.

On this hike, he will discuss the birds of Amherst State Park and help point out birds as they pass through on their fall migration south.

Oct. 9. Ashes to Ashes: Tracking the Emerald Ash Borer

The presenter will be Patrick Marren, a forester with the Department of Environmental Conservation, working out the Region 9 office in Buffalo. He works with private forest owners in rural areas to encourage sustainable forestry management and to promote trees and their benefits within the communities of Western New York.

For more information, call 716-634-2909 or email

The “Sunday Walks and Talks” programs are a project of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council.