Audubon Society to Hold Annual Spring Dinner March 29

Major fundraiser features presentation on cottontail rabbit conservation

Northeastern cottontail rabbit in Maine (Photo by John Greene)

Northeastern cottontail rabbit in Maine (Photo by John Greene)

The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will hold their Annual Spring Dinner Saturday, March 29, at 5 p.m. at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. The event begins with a social hour and opening remarks by state Sen. Terry Gipson at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner.

The keynote speaker is New York State Department of Environmental Conservation biologist Ron Novak, speaking on northeastern cottontail rabbit conservation efforts. A live auction will end the evening.

This informal but major fundraiser takes place in the park setting of the Highland Lodge at TOEC and provides an opportunity to get together with locals who are interested in birds, wildlife and the natural world. Make reservations to Paul Kuznia at [email protected] or 845-265-3773, ext. 102. Tickets are $38 at the door or payable by check to PHAS at PHAS, P.O. Box 292, Cold Spring, NY 10516. PHAS requests that no children under 12 be brought by attendees.

To reach the Highland Lodge, take Route 301 to Dennytown Road (between Taconic State Parkway and Route 9); go 1/4 mile to Indian Brook Road; turn right and go 1/4 mile to Mountain Laurel Lane; then turn left and go 1/2 mile to the lodge.

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