Learn about Westchester birds at nature center

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The Greenburgh Nature Center knows this idea is strictly for the birds -- and those who enjoy watching and learning all about them, of course.

A free event titled What's Up With Westchester Birds? will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the center, located at 99 Dromore Rd., off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale. Refreshments will be served afterward.

Anne Swaim, executive director of the Saw Mill River Audubon Society, will discuss habitats, hot spots and trends. Her multimedia talk will explore the birds of the Lower Hudson Valley and such topics as local birding hot spots, tips for finding and identifying birds, the latest population trends and factors affecting local birds.

The discussion, in partnership with the Sierra Club, Lower Hudson Group, is designed for adults and high school students.

Parking is free at the Nature Center, and handicapped parking is available. The Nature Center's grounds are open daily dawn to dusk throughout the year.

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The center's indoor exhibits are open daily except Fridays and a few holidays. The hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekends.

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, a pond, gardens, a playground and outdoor animal exhibits, including an aviary featuring birds of prey. Its indoor exhibits include a live animal museum with more than 100 specimens, exhibit areas focusing on nature and the environment, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits and a gift shop.

The Nature Center also offers programs for groups of all ages on a wide range of environmental topics, camps, adult programs, community events, and birthday parties, either at the center or a group's. It also has a wide range of volunteering opportunities for all ages and skill levels.

The mission of the Greenburgh Nature Center is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices.

For more information, visit www.greenburghnaturecenter.org or call 914-723-3470.

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