What we're about

This group enjoys local (and regional) trips to see wildlife in the Raleigh, Wake County area of North Carolina. We focus on birdwatching, and we enjoy teaching anyone who is new to birding. We welcome visitors to the area who want to attend our trips.

We also volunteer for various events, including river cleanups, prairie management at local parks, nestbox maintenance, helping with events at various parks and museums, and "citizen science" projects (such as Christmas Bird Count and Great Backyard Bird Count).

Wake Audubon has a group for youth (teens 12 - 18); you can read more about the Young Naturalists Group at http://www.wakeaudubon.org/ync.htm as the trips for YN are not posted on this Meetup site.

There is no requirement to join Wake Audubon Society in order to be a member of this Meetup. There is no fee for this Meetup. We encourage you to join Wake Audubon, however, as we depend on member fees to support our environmental projects: http://www.wakeaudubon.org/join.htm Wake Audubon meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh. The meeting is open to the public.

Wake Audubon Society is a member of Audubon NC (http://www.nc.audubon.org) and of the National Audubon Society (http://www.audubon.org). We have a membership of about 1,200 and hold monthly meetings, field trips, bird walks and other activities. Wake Audubon is made up of a diverse group of people with a variety of interests and specialties; we're not just birdwatchers. Wake Audubon members share a common interest in wildlife, nature and environmental conservation: http://www.wakeaudubon.org/what_we_do.htm

Mission Statement: "To foster knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of nature; to encourage responsible environmental stewardship; to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity."

Upcoming events (5+)

Joyner Park Birdwalk 2019-03-30

E Carroll Joyner Park

Join Wake Audubon for a free birdwalk at the 117-acre E Carroll Joyner Park, on SATURDAY, MARCH 30, from 8:00 to about 10:00 a.m. Leader is Kim Dewey Leader is Erla Beegle ([masked],[masked]) The address is 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest (one mile east of Capital Boulevard and three miles north of 98/Capital interchange). Turn right (east) on Harris and follow Harris Road for about a half-mile and the park appears on your right. Plan on walking about 2 miles (mostly paved, but a couple of grassy sections) as we explore the park and look for birds and other wildlife. The park is open dawn to dusk. http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/joyner-park.aspx Ebird information on birds sighted at Joyner: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L1057149 E Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest NC (meet in main parking lot) Note: Park has construction going on.

Horseshoe Farm (Leisure Ledger Walk)

Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve

This is posted in the Leisure Ledger (Raleigh Recreation and Parks). It is also a Wake Audubon Society event. Nature Walk at Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, 2900 Horse Shoe Farm Rd, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019, from 8 am to 9:30 am Leader: L Erla Beegle, [masked] ([masked]) Text or call with questions:[masked] This event is Free. Open to ages 12 and up All participants need to sign up with Raleigh Recreation and Parks, and/or sign a form when they arrive for the walk. Participants should be prepared to walk about a mile in sun and shade (mostly sun) For beginning and advanced birders alike Participants should bring their own binoculars, but we may have a few that you can borrow. Please pack water. The park has a dry restroom. There is a water fountain near the old farmhouse. Some trails are not paved. This Horseshoe Farm walk was planned back in November 2018 for publication in the Leisure Ledger, in cooperation with Wake Audubon Society. Dates of the three walks: Saturday, March 23; Friday April 5; Saturday, May 11.

RSVP Required OFF MEETUP: Kayak Trip

Robertson Millpond Preserve

Wake Audubon Kayak Trip at Roberston Millpond Preserve, 6333 Robertson Pond Road, Wendell, NC 27591 Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ***NOTE NEW TIME!*** 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. We’ll explore the paddling trail from 9 a.m. - 12 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,[masked]) and Mary Frazer (frazem4@hotmail. com) Email them asap and list your NAME(s) and phone number for contacting you. Save your confirmation email that shows you are registered. Pack a change of clothes (in the car) and do not leave valuables in the car. No pets. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be able to paddle a canoe and swim (in the event of tipping). Make sure you UPDATE your RSVP if you are unable to go. For more information about this preserve, see: http://www.wakegov.com/parks/robertsonmillpond/Pages/default.aspx

Audubon Booth at Raulston Blooms! 2019-April6

JC Raulston Arboretum

Volunteer for the Wake Audubon table at: Raulston Blooms! A Garden Festival for All Ages Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM Contact for volunteering for Wake Audubon: Alexia Maneschi at [masked] and indicate whether you can volunteer for Shift 1 (9:30-12:30) or Shift 2 (1:00 to 4:00 plus cleanup) What is "Raulston Blooms"? Fun for the whole family! Learn, shop for your garden, get great ideas, and enjoy gourmet treats while supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum. We're rolling out the red carpet for members, home gardeners, families, and children by offering a day that's packed with garden and nature activities, shopping, and outdoor fun. • JCRA Spring Plant Sale – plus select guest plant vendors • 18th Annual Birdhouse Competition • Gardening talks – learn from the experts • Hands-on fun for children and families • Invited artists and craftsmen • Food trucks and NC State Howling Cow ice cream cups • Educational displays and demonstrations There is free parking on Beryl Road (watch the "No Parking" signs). There is a $5 entry fee to the festival (volunteers pay, too - it's for a worthy cause!). Plants will be for sale, too (bring a box and a tarp for your car). Location: 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh NC This is always a lot of fun and it is a VERY well-attended event. All but the birdhouses are outside. Help Wake Audubon Society by volunteering at our table outside under a canopy. We will have displays, items for purchase, and handouts about wildlife conservation. Check out the prize winning bird house boxes and see the "wildlife gardens" at the arboretum and the plant sale! More information: http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/index.php and https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1943 and https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1942

Past events (1,382)

AUDUBON LOBBY DAY! 2019-0326 (Registration Closed)

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