October 28, 2020

Whooo is Out at Night? Come to Audubon and Search for Nocturnal Animals!

November 2020 Programs from Audubon Society of Rhode Island Get out in nature, it’s the safest place to be!

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(October 8, 2020) – Why do some animals only come out at night? Where do they go and what do they do in the dark? Dive into the world of nocturnal animals with Audubon in November!

Rhode Island COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed for all programs. Small groups are led by Audubon naturalists. Family units are encouraged to participate together. Masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required. Visit the events calendar at www.asri.org for safety guidelines and to register.

Audubon Private Birding and Natural History Tours
Get out in nature…it’s the safest place to be!
Let an Audubon guide take your group of up to four people on a private two-hour natural history or birdwatching tour in Southeastern New England. Tours will be designed with ages and interests in mind. Please contact Lauren Parmelee at lparmelee@asri.org or call 401-949-5454 ext. 3111 for details and pricing.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walks
Locations Across Rhode Island
Audubon offers small-group Wednesday Morning Bird Walks with naturalist Laura Carberry. Each week a new birding destination will be chosen. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required. Location will be sent to registered participants in advance.
Locations determined weekly; Every Wednesday through June 2021; 9:00-11:00 am; Fee: $5/member, $10/non-member. Ages: 14+. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Beavers of Fisherville
Audubon Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Exeter, RI
November 1, 2020; 5:00-6:30 pm
Join Audubon for an evening walk and discussion regarding the beavers that have taken up residence in the Fisherville Pond. Take a look at beaver dams, lodges and hopefully the beavers themselves. At dusk, these creatures become active, so you may get to see these engineers at work. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 8 and up. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

The Beauty of Wings and Feathers!
Photography Exhibit by Christopher Powell
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
November 1 – December 31, 2020; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chris Powell has been photographing nature for over 50 years. As a park naturalist in Virginia, he used his camera to bring people closer to nature. Today, as a retired marine biologist living in Jamestown, Chris continues to bring the beauty of nature to all, focusing his photography on birds. With his wife, Candy, he has traveled to many parts of the world seeking and photographing birds. From the high Andes Mountains of Ecuador to the rainforest of the Brazilian Amazon, to the Galapagos and Europe as well as many areas of the United States, he has photographed our avian wonders. Join us for a photographic exhibit of Chris’s work and enjoy “The Beauty of Wings and Feathers!
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with admission. Ages: All.

Prowl for Owls at Caratunk
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
November 6, 2020; 6:30-8:00 pm
Learn about local owl species and head out on the trails to search for these amazing creatures in their natural setting. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy walking shoes and bring and flashlight. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Program Fee: $10 member adult/ $5 member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 10+. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Nature Hand-In-Hand
Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI
November 7, 2020; 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Come explore the beauty of autumn with a young child. This parent/child program features exploration using our senses and discovering nature on a short walk out on the wildlife refuge. Come learn how to engage your little one in the changes of the seasons. Dress for the weather. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; Fee: $5/member; $7/non-member child Ages: 3 and up. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Hibernate or Migrate?
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
November 8, 2020; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Learn what different animals do to prepare for winter. Some brave the cold, others head south for the winter. What would you do? Take a short hike with an Audubon naturalist and look at places where animals spend the winter. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $12/non-member adult, $8/non-member child. Ages: 9 and up. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
November 14, 2020; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Come design and create a beautiful pendant with sea glass found on local beaches. Learn how to choose the right piece of glass and transform it using quick and easy wire wrapping techniques. Program includes all materials. Find something special on the beach? Bring that too! This class fills quickly so don’t wait! Advance registration is required as space is strictly limited to 10 participants. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee: $20/member; $25/non-member. Ages: Adult. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Animal Nests and Dens
Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI
November 15, 2020; 12:00 – 2:00 pm
In late fall the changes in the tree and skyline offer a new way to observe the forest and field landscapes. Join Audubon and look for signs of animal activity of the past seasons. Search for bird and insect nests as well as dens of active animals. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring binoculars if you have them. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; Fee: $5/member child; $7/non-member child. Ages: 3 and up. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Owl Prowl at Fort Refuge
Two Dates Offered
Audubon Fort Wildlife Refuge, North Smithfield, RI
November 19, December 6, 2020; 7:00-9:00 pm
Bundle up and join us at the Fort Wildlife Refuge on this winter solstice in search of owls. A naturalist will call for different species of owls as we travel through mixed and pine woods. While we never know if we'll actually get to hear or see an owl, participants will be sure to learn a lot and have a great night hike. Wear warm socks and shoes or boots, dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Fort Nature Refuge, (Rt. 5), 1443 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI; Program Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 12 and up. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Ducks N' Donuts with Audubon
Moonstone Beach, South Kingston, RI
November 21, 2020; 10:00 – 11:30 am
Join Audubon at Moonstone Beach to search for ducks! Walk along the beach and search Trustom Pond for an assortment of ducks. Look out over the ocean to search for eider, scoter and other sea ducks. Bring your binoculars and we'll provide the doughnuts! Meet at the end of Moonstone Beach Road. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Moonstone Beach Road, South Kingstown, RI; Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 12 and up. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Talk with Lou Perotti
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
November 19, 2020; 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Director of Conservation Programs Lou Perotti will present the ongoing contributions to wildlife and habitat conservation happening here at home and around the globe! Learn about international projects from elephant conservation to amphibian rescue efforts in South America. Perottu will also highlight RWPZ’s captive breeding and reintroduction efforts. This work aids many local threatened and endangered species like the American burying beetle, New England Cottontail rabbit, and Timber Rattlesnake. Space will be limited due to COVID safety restrictions. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee: $5/member, $7/non-member. Ages: Teen to Adult. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Day After Thanksgiving
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
November 27, 2020; 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Give thanks for all that nature has given us! The day after Thanksgiving is for leftovers, but at Audubon it is also a day to rediscover why nature matters. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family. No registration is needed. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission; Ages: All. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Fall Scavenger Hunt at Caratunk
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
November 29, 2020; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Head to Caratunk for a fall-themed scavenger hunt! Have fun learning all about different leaves and trees, and investigate what animals do in fall. Meet at the white barn. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Advance registration is required.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 9 and up. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Prudence Island
Private Adventure with Friends and Family
Spend the day safely exploring beautiful and charming Prudence Island with education staff from the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve. With over three-quarters of the island protected, and a variety of habitats to explore, there are endless options for an outdoor friends and family private adventure! The experience can be designed with your group’s interests and ages in mind. For more details and to schedule contact: Maureen Dewire, Maureen.Dewire@dem.ri.gov or
401-683-1478. Due to a limited availability, it is recommended to book this program well in advance. Ages: All.

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Prudence Island, RI; Fee*:
Half Day: $8/member adult, $5/member child; $10/non-member adult, $7/non-member child
Full Day: $12/member adult, $8/member child; $15/non-member adult, $10 non-member child
*Cost does not include round-trip ferry travel ($11/person ages 12-adult and $5/person for children).

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