Upcoming Events

For directions to meeting places, arrangements to meet you along the way, and other information, contact Bill Ostrander at 607-732-3370 or browncreeper9@gmail.com. CVAS is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our conservation and education programs and to welcoming all who wish to work and learn with us. Any person, regardless of age, race, religion, ability, or gender identity, who is interested in wild life study, protection, and conservation, may be enrolled as a member upon receipt of the first payment of dues.

CVAS Events

Dec 4 8:00 AM CVAS Field Trip: Downtown River Walk
Meet in the Elmira Water Board parking lot next to Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Associates at 303 W. Water Street. We'll be looking for wintering water birds and birds of prey.
Dec 9 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CVAS Book Club
Book CoverMeet at Appleridge (Map) to discuss our latest book. You can find our current book list here. CVAS will follow CDC and local COVID-19 safety precautions that are recommended at the time of our meetings. Please bring a face mask and be prepared to maintain social distance.

We will discuss Walking Seasonal Roads by Mary A. Hood. Mary Hood has traveled nearly every seasonal road in Steuben County, New York. As a literary naturalist, Hood reflects on endangered species and invasive species, as well as on issues of conservation and sustainability. From state forests to potato fields, from development along Keuka Lake to vineyards, from old family cemeteries to logging sites, her book is a celebration and an honoring of place, illustrating the ways we connect to our home and to each other.

Dec 11 All Day Corning Christmas Bird Count
Materials will be distributed at the November meeting. Contact Bill Ostrander for details.
Jan 1 All Day Elmia Christmas Bird Count
Materials will be distributed at the December meeting. Contact Bill Ostrander for details.
Jan 13 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CVAS Book Club
Book CoverMeet at Appleridge (Map) to discuss our latest book. You can find our current book list here. CVAS will follow CDC and local COVID-19 safety precautions that are recommended at the time of our meetings. Please bring a face mask and be prepared to maintain social distance.

We will discuss Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel. Mandel’s 2014 novel opens in Toronto as a flu pandemic quickly brings civilization to a collapse worldwide. Among the survivors is a small troupe of actors and musicians who roam from town to town along the shores of the Great Lakes without electricity, running water, gas, pharmaceuticals, or the Internet. Spanning 20 years, the twists and turns in this postapocalyptic page-turner will draw you into an altered existence you haven’t yet imagined.

Feb 10 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CVAS Book Club
Book CoverMeet at Appleridge (Map) to discuss our latest book. You can find our current book list here. CVAS will follow CDC and local COVID-19 safety precautions that are recommended at the time of our meetings. Please bring a face mask and be prepared to maintain social distance.

We will discuss Summer World: A Season of Bounty by Bernd Heinrich. How can cicadas survive—and thrive—at temperatures pushing 115°F? Do hummingbirds know what they're up against before they migrate over the Gulf of Mexico? Why do some trees stop growing taller, even when three months of warm weather remain? Chase away winter’s chill as you explore the complexity of life during the summer months.

Mar 10 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CVAS Book Club
Book CoverMeet at Appleridge (Map) to discuss our latest book. You can find our current book list here. CVAS will follow CDC and local COVID-19 safety precautions that are recommended at the time of our meetings. Please bring a face mask and be prepared to maintain social distance.

We will discuss The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candace Millard. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on Earth. Candace Millard relates extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.

Apr 14 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CVAS Book Club
Book CoverMeet at Appleridge (Map) to discuss our latest book. You can find our current book list here. CVAS will follow CDC and local COVID-19 safety precautions that are recommended at the time of our meetings. Please bring a face mask and be prepared to maintain social distance.

We will celebrate National Poetry Month. Bring a favorite nature poem to share. We will also explore haiku, which are short poems that refer to nature or seasons.

May 12 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CVAS Book Club
Book CoverMeet at Appleridge (Map) to discuss our latest book. You can find our current book list here. CVAS will follow CDC and local COVID-19 safety precautions that are recommended at the time of our meetings. Please bring a face mask and be prepared to maintain social distance.

We will discuss The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams. From forest paths in Korea to islands in Finland to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health, and creativity. Delving into new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our lives shift indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.

June 9 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CVAS Book Club
Meet at Appleridge (Map) to discuss our latest book. You can find our current book list here. CVAS will follow CDC and local COVID-19 safety precautions that are recommended at the time of our meetings. Please bring a face mask and be prepared to maintain social distance.

We will meet to discuss our next book list.

Other Events

All Season  

Montezuma Audubon Society
The Montezuma Audubon Society has birding and boating events all season long! Visit the Montezuma Audubon website for more information and to register.

Come Bird with Us!