Aullwood Audubon Celebrates Birding the Farm in November

In November, the winter resident birds of Aullwood Audubon begin to move in. Keep an eye out for Dark-eyed juncos. These common sparrows come south from their summer home north of the Great Lakes and delight us in the winters. Watch for Kinglets high in the tree tops as they fly south to warmer zones. Come and see our new wheelchair accessible boardwalk in Muskrat Marsh! It is 800 linear feet of winding boardwalk through a beautiful marsh habitat and connecting directly with the paved Cardinal Trail and our main farm-center trail, Warbler Way.

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November Events in Aullwood Audubon

November 1 – 30 – “The Troll That Hatched an Egg by Thomas Dambo” Exhibit, (Farm & Center)

November 2, 9, 16, 30 – Adult Member Discovery Walks, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Center)

November 4 – Friends of Aullwood Bird Seed Sale ORDER PICK-UP, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Farm)

November 7, 14, 21, 28  Birding the Farm (everyone), 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Farm)

November 8 – Chipmunk Adventures “Did the Woods Call Your Name?”*, 10 – 11:45 a.m. (Farm)

November 10 – Aullwood closed for Veterans Day Holiday (Farm & Center)

November 18 – Aullwood Holiday Art Fair, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Center)

November 18, 19 – Aullwood Candle Dipping, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Farm)

November 23 & 24 – Aullwood closed for Thanksgiving Holiday (Farm & Center)

November 30 & December 1  Project FeederWatch, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Center)

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Aullwood Audubon Admission

General admission is $12/adults 13 to 64, $10/ Seniors 65+, Active-Duty Military and Veterans, $8/children 4 to 12 and children 3 and under FREE unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*). Members of Friends of Aullwood, National Audubon Society and ANCA are admitted free.  Please note Aullwood walks are weather dependent and are cancelled if there is thunder, lightning or heavy rain. Access to Aullwood and Aullwood trails is at both the Center and Farm Tuesday – Sunday. Aullwood Center programs begin at 1000 Aullwood Road. Aullwood Farm Programs begin at 9101 Frederick Pike. Call 937-890-7360 for information. Check our events calendar:

The Troll That Hatched an Egg Exhibit (Everyone)

Aullwood Audubon is proud to host “The Troll That Hatched an Egg”, an exhibit from the internationally renowned recycle artist Thomas Dambo! Bo, Bodil, Bibbi and their troll-sized bird nest have come to life at Aullwood and are ready for your visit. Learn more and plan your trip at now. Please allow adequate time to explore our property and the Troll That Hatched an Egg exhibit. Read more at  (Farm & Center)

Adult Member Discovery Walks (Members Only)

November 2, 9, 16, 30 – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Bring your binoculars and delight in a weekly walk along Aullwood’s trails spotting birds and exploring the seasonal fall changes taking place at Aullwood. These walks are a benefit for Aullwood and National Audubon Society members and there is no cost to attend. Meet on the main sidewalk of the Nature Center at 7:55 a.m. (Center)

Friends of Aullwood Preorder and Online Birdseed Sale

This year’s Birdseed Sale will be preorder only and all orders must be received by Tuesday, October 24 at over 25 years, we have been dedicated to providing clean, high quality seed for your birds. All orders may be picked up on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at AULLWOOD FARM, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH. Additional seed will also be available for purchase that day while supplies last! Your order supports Aullwood and the Friends of Aullwood, while providing great birdseed and more for woodpeckers, finches, jays, sparrows, nuthatches, chickadees and other species. This year’s Birdseed Sale is presented with thanks to Wild Birds Unlimited. Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call 937-890-7360.Thank you for your support of Aullwood and our feathered friends.

Birding the Farm (Everyone) 

November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Join Environmental Educator Sam Romeo on a weekly afternoon bird walk at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike. Search for late-fall migrants and birds returning to their wintering grounds. You may even spot some raptors on this weekly afternoon birding walk through the farmlands and pastures of Aullwood Farm! We will meet in front of the Farm Discovery Center for our “Birding the Farm” walk. Binoculars are recommended.  Free for members of Aullwood and NAS/ANCA with membership card; non-members may register and pay our general admission prices to participate. Please register at Call 937-890-7360 with questions. (Farm)

*Chipmunk Adventures for Preschool Children (Members and Non-Members)

Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. Chipmunk Adventure classes are for Preschool children age 2 – 5, who are accompanied by an adult. Meet in the Farm Pavilion and make a large sign using the letters of your first name and fill in each letter by using various nature items. Children will explore the farm, woods, creek, prairie, and meadow through hands-on and cognitive learning experiences created for our youngest learners. Go to the woods and explore what grows among the trees! Art work, stories, songs, and hikes are an exciting part of every session. Please dress for the weather conditions and inside and outside exploration adventures. Classes – $25.00/Members, $30.00/Non-Members. Please register  online for classes at: Call 937-890-7360 with any questions. (Farm)

Aullwood Holiday Art Fair (Everyone) 

Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. will be Aullwood’s Holiday Art Fair! On this special Saturday, twenty artisan and craft vendors will fill the Nature Center auditorium and discovery rooms.  Find ceramics, candles, basketry, wood working, jewelry, photography, hand-made soaps and lotions, garden décor, hand-carved birds and Santa’s and much more. Visit the Aullwood Nature Store and Gift Shop for unique, educational and fun gifts.  Admission to the Holiday Art Fair is free, and complimentary coffee and cookies will be available. Join us and enjoy a plethora of great gift options all gathered under one cozy roof!Admission is free. (Center)

*Aullwood Candle Dipping (Everyone)

Saturdays and Sundays, November 18, 19 and December 2, 3, 16, 17 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Traditional candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood.  Learn about candles, bees, lighting and conservation in this fun hands-on program for the holiday season. Choose to make a red and/or blue candle – they make a special gift for anyone! Meet in the lobby of the Farm Discovery Center. The cost is a general admission fee plus $3 for each 100% beeswax candle made. Admission is free for members of Aullwood, NAS and ANCA. Classes limited to 30. Register online at (Farm)

Project FeederWatch (Everyone Welcome)

Thursday, November 30 & Friday, December 1, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. You’re invited to join us for Project FeederWatch 2023-2024! Do you enjoy watching birds and want to learn how to tell which ones are coming to your feeder this winter? Whether you are brand new, a beginner, or knowledgeable about birds, everyone is welcome to join us for Project FeederWatch. Project FeederWatch is a community science project coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada to track movement of winter bird populations so scientists can learn about rends in bird distribution and abundance. With hundreds of volunteers contributing observations, a detailed picture emerges that allows ornithologists to collect and analyze a wealth of data about birds. FeederWatch is conducted by people of all skill levels and backgrounds. Please join us if bird watching makes you feel good, if you want to learn how to help birds, if you want to contribute to important scientific studies and if you enjoy socializing with others who also like birds. Project FeederWatch is free and no preregistration is required.

Go to to learn more. Project FeederWatch happens at the Marie S. Aull Education Center at 1000 Aullwood Road from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following Thursday and Friday dates:

November 30 & December 1, 2023 and December 14 & 15, 2023

January 4 & 5, 2024 and January 18 & 19, 2024

February 1 & 2, 2024 and February 15 & 16, 2024

February 29 & March 1, 2024 and March 14 & 15, 2024

March 28 & 29, 2024 and April 11 & 12, 2024

Volunteer & Support Aullwood

To volunteer at Aullwood please contact Nenita Lapitan, Senior Center Manager at 937-890-7360, x214 or email. Become a member of Aullwood now; visit here for information!

Aullwood Audubon is located at 1000 Aullwood Rd, Dayton, OH 45414.

07nov2:30 pm4:00 pmBirding the Farm

08nov10:00 am11:45 amChipmunk Adventures for Preschool

18nov9:00 am5:00 pmAullwood Holiday Art Fair

18novAll Day19Aullwood Candle Dipping

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