Wake Audubon holds a free monthly program, open to the public, the second Tuesday of the month, except for August, at 7:30 p.m., at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center, 121 W. Jones Street, Raleigh.
Read on to learn about the monthly program, as well as more free events with Wake Audubon.
Free parking is available one block past the Museum on Jones St. All meetings are free and open to the public.
- April 9
- May 14
- June 11
- July 9
- September 10
- October 8
- November 12
- December 10
Enter doors near the giant Earth globe. Proceed to the fourth floor meeting room via the elevators. Arrive between 7:15 and 7:30.
The museum is closed after 5 p.m. and it is difficult to get in after 7:35 p.m.
Come hear from environmental education and conservation experts on an array of slated topics – from North Carolina’s diversity of birds, moths, fish, reptiles and amphibians, to Ecuador’s myriad hummingbirds and Japan’s winter wildlife and more.
More upcoming free events with Wake Audubon
These events are listed on Wake Audubon’s calendar. Check there for updates and additional information on those events, as well as many more events.
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest
Wake Audubon Canoe Trip
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Robertson Millpond Preserve, 6333 Robertson Pond Road, Wendell
Explore one of Wake County’s most unique places by water! The millpond is a blackwater swamp, home to species like Prothonotary Warbler, Anhinga, and Cottonmouth (a snake that enjoys the swamp!)
We’ll explore the paddling trail from 2-5 p.m. STRICT Limit 12 of participants, who MUST RSVP directly to Ernie.
(The RSVP on MEETUP is limited to *1* so that no one RSVPs here and thinks they are signed up!)
Canoes and paddling equipment provided.
Leaders: Ernie Hahn (ejhahn@ gmail.com, 919-306-8087) and Mary Frazer (frazem4@hotmail. com)
Email Ernie and Mary asap and list your NAME(s) and phone number for contacting you. Save your confirmation email that shows you are registered.
No pets. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants must be able to paddle a canoe and swim (in the event of tipping).
Pack a change of clothes (in the car) and do not leave valuables in the car.
Make sure you UPDATE your RSVP if you are unable to go.
Wendell Park Birdwalk
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
8:30 am. to 10:30 a.m.
Wendell Park, West 3rd Street, Wendell
Meet at the entrance, in a dirt parking lot behind the park sign (across from the first tennis courts). Look for people with binoculars. Don’t park up at the Community Center, please.
Leader is Frank Doherty ( email@example.com )
There are restrooms opposite the Community Center.
This birdwalk repeats on the second Saturday of most months. Check Meetup and wakeaudubon.org calendars for updates. Wendell Park has a trail along edge, woodland, and a boardwalk overlook of a marsh with baldcypress and cattails. It is one of our easternmost Wake County hotspots, and just a short drive to the Turnipseed Preserve (which is open only on weekends).
NOTE: Most of the trails are new, unpaved and rough (roots, etc.).
Watch your step, wear sturdy shoes, and pack water.
More upcoming free things to do
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019