A Springtime Species Safari is happening
tonight and Saturday at the the Tifft Nature Preserve (
This evening, beginning at and running until , the public can
join the Tifft crew in three nature walks to listen for nighttime wildlife. From
, guests can join Tifft Ecologist David Spiering to listen for
frog calls from the Leopard and Green frogs, as well as birds of the marsh like
American Bittern and Sora.
From , it’s
bat hour. Justin Zoladz, an ecology and environment wildlife biologist will
lead this segment using his bat detector and show what bat calls look like on a
computer. Finally for Friday’s safari, local birder Chuck Rosenburg will lead a
walk to listen for owls from .
The nighttime safari is recommended for
children 6 years and up, and it’s also encouraged that you call ahead at 716.825.6397 to
reserve a spot.
On Saturday, the safari event
continues from 10AM-3PM. Guests are encouraged to stop in anytime of the day,
but there are a few scheduled events. A guided bird walk will begin at and a hands-on presentation on trapping techniques and
scientific surveys will be given at 1PM. Reptiles and mammals will be the focus
of this presentation.
The Springtime Species Safari is
completely free and open to the public.