Tenth Annual Mendon Foundation Birdwalks

Bird lovers, families, and hikers come and join us for bird walks along the Lehigh Valley Trail, Taylor Marsh in Honeoye, Oak Openings in Rush, Sibleyville Nature Preserve and Canadice Lake.

Geoff Gretton and Connie Kellogg, long time bird enthusiasts, will lead the walks. Identify and observe a variety of birds by song and sight.

Dates & Locations of Walks


April 25th: Lehigh Valley Trail - Plains Rd - Rochester Junction entrance www.mendonfoundation.com.

May 2nd: Taylor Marsh in Honeoye - A unique opportunity to explore the wetlands of Taylor Marsh and possibly see Sandhill Cranes. Rugged conditions, waterproof boots recommended. Join the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society (the owners of the property) on their annual pilgrimage. ** Meet at Mendon Church, 936 Cheese Factory Rd. at 7:15am to carpool or at the marsh at 7:45am www.bergenswamp.org

May 9th: Lehigh Trail – East River Road to Genesee River, park at the East River Road trail area. http://www2.monroecounty.gov/files/parks/LVTbroch.pdf

May 16th: Oak Openings – Rush – meet at the Honeoye Falls Five Points Road parking lot. http://www.townofrush.com/Community/Map.html.

May 23rd: Sibleyville Nature Preserve – Mendon Foundation Property. Take 15A to Plains Road. The parking lot will be about 2/10 of a mile on the right off Plains Road.

May 30th: Canadice Lake with a choice of kayak birding or walking on the north side of the lake. Kayak launch and parking is at the intersection of Candadice Road and Burch Hill Road. Walking parking is at the north entrance to Canandice Lake at Purcell Road. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/25573.html

Meet at 7:45am sharp. All bird walks begin @ 8:00 am. This is the best time of day to see the birds feeding. Be sure to wear appropriate weather gear and hiking shoes. Do not forget your binoculars and camera. Grammar school children and older are invited to come. Light breakfast refreshments will be served following our first walk. Please e-mail Jaye Knight at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need directions or additional information We look forward to meeting all of you and hope you will attend this annual, educational and enjoyable event.

This is a great opportunity to add to your life list of birds.

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Since 1992 the Mendon Foundation has worked hard to enhance the natural resources in the Town of Mendon. Our Goal is to continue to preserve as much precious open space as possible in order to enhance property values and contribute to the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in our town.


NEW! Take a look what's going on for the 2015 Lehigh Valley Trail Fest, which replaces and refines the Mendon Station Festival in 2015!

Photos from the 2014 Mendon Station Festival are now available for your viewing pleasure!

And here are the official results of the 3rd Annual Black Diamond Express Trail races:

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We have the first of many items posted to our new eBay store, just in time for the holidays. Now you can purchase offical Mendon Foundation insignia any time of the year!

You can also now donate a portion of proceeds from anything you sell on eBay to the Mendon Foundation using eBay Giving Works.

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Who We Are

The Mendon Foundation is the first and only member-directed not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the rich cultural heritage of the communities in and adjacent to Southeastern Monroe County. Our mission is to enrich the lives of our members and their community by working with local municipal governments, major contributors and local residents to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic, natural, recreational, structural and historical resources of critical cultural significance. The Foundation values are nonsectarian, nonpartisan and perpetual. A Board of 12 Directors governs the Foundation. Bi-monthly meetings are held for the Directors. An annual meeting for all members is held in May.

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