Programs 2016 - 2017
 
All BRSS programs are free and open to the public

Refreshments are served at 7:15. Programs begin at 7:30, unless otherwise noted.

 

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.  

Owls, Snakes and Spiders, Oh My!

Meet the creepy, crawy Halloween animals.

Presenter is the Greenburgh Nature Center.

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted Road
Scarsdale, NY

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. 

Foraging for and learning about Wild Edible Plants


Presenter is Steve "Wildman" Brill

This hands-on environmental program focuses on common wild plants, putting people in touch with their environment and motivating them to understand science and to practice conservation. The audience gets to see, touch, smell, and taste representative species of the wild edible and medicinal herbs, greens, fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, roots and mushrooms that make up the backbone of our local ecosystems. Many of the specimens are the same "weeds" people remove or destroy in their backyards or gardens.

Steve "Wildman" Brill is an Amerian naturalist, evironmental educator and author. He gained notoriety in 1986, when he was arrested in New York City's Central Park for eating a dandelion. 

Refreshments will be served at 7:15 p.m.

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted Road
Scarsdale, NY

 


Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. 

What's the Buzz? Helping our Native Bees

Presenter is Timothy J. Stanley

In any conversation about bees, the honeybee usually takes center stage. Yet, honeybees are not native to North America. When Europeans arrived nearly 4,000 bees were al-ready here, pollinating the trees and plants and helping maintain the food supply. Our native bees, sometimes described as pollen bees, are not only extremely efficient, but have also developed techniques for pollinating flowers that honeybees are incapable of pollinating! Join us as we explore the little known but fascinating world of native bees and learn how you can take action steps on their behalf. Audiences will leave informed, delighted, and more appreciative of bees.

 

The founder of Native Beeology, Timothy J. Stanley, is the Assistant Director at the Fresh Air Fund's Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY. He is the Past President of New York State Outdoor Education Association (NYSOEA), an avid photographer, and a lifelong student and teacher of the outdoors. Visit nativebeeology.com for much more information and inspiration!

 

Refreshments will be served at 7:15 p.m.

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted Road
Scarsdale, NY

 


 

 

Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. 

Help Band Nesting Bluebirds

Licensed Bander: Sandy Morrissey

A bird in the hand is .... priceless.

Join us as we band a nest of bluebird babies and attempt to capture and band the adult parents. Participants will learn how we band birds and help with the measurements.
Banding our bluebirds helps us answer many scientific questions such as how long do bluebirds live? (we've had a few who've lived 5 years); do bluebirds mate for life? (well, we had one couple who stayed together for 3 years); and how far do bluebirds nest from where they were born? (not far).

A great program for both children and adults.

Location:

Kensico Cemetery
273 Lakeview Ave.
Valhalla, Ny

Meet at Cemetery office

 

 

 


                                                   

 

 

 

 






 

 

 
 
 
 
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