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Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the state's first environmental organization, invites you to discover the wonders of nature. Annually, more than 17,000 members and supporters along with tens of thousands visitors enjoy our fifteen refuges statewide, award-winning Environmental Education Center, and enthralling special events and fascinating programs. 

Our Audubon was founded in 1897 to halt the slaughter of birds used in the day's fashions. Today, our mission promotes environmental education, conservation and advocacy.

The Audubon connects you with nature all year through recreational and educational activities, emphasizing birds while encompassing all native wildlife and habitats.

The natural world is both sanctuary and classroom. Audubon encourages you to enjoy nature, learn from it, and protect it. Join us and experience the discoveries that nature offers you.

Annual Butterfly Count


It’s butterfly season again! Join Audubon Society of Rhode Island naturalists and other butterfly enthusiasts for the 12th annual North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Count.   Counts on the West Bay will be held July 18 and 19, 2015. Beginners are welcome on these naturalist-led walks that teach butterfly identification and promote the understanding of butterfly ecology in our state.

We still have openings for participants at the following counts:

July 18 at Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge (Audubon's headquarters in Smithfield).  This count starts at 10:00AM 

July 19 at Newman Farm in Smithfield.  NOTE this has been changed from the 18th.  This count starts at noon and meets at Powder Mill Ledges. 

 “This is the twelth year we have hosted the butterfly count,” said Scott Ruhren, Audubon’s Senior Director of Conservation. “We’re excited to get out in the field and see just how many species we can find. Participants can choose from seven beautiful locations across the state with known butterfly populations. Team members help to spot butterflies and our naturalists will record them and provide identification tips. Before long, everyone on the team will is identifying different butterfly species. It’s a fun way to learn about these beautiful creatures.”

There is a suggested donation of $5 to support the North American Butterfly Association. All participants must register to receive survey protocols and to confirm sites within the survey areas. Contact Jon Scoones for more information or to register CLICK HERE.

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2015 Audubon Summer Camp


Audubon’s Summer Camps gets kids ages 3½ to 14 outside exploring our local environment —fields, forests, ponds, streams, and the coast of Narragansett Bay.  Our camps are conveniently located at three of our wildlife refuges in Bristol, Smithfield, and Seekonk.  It’s the perfect environment for adventure, exploration, learning, and loads of fun!  It’s what summer camp should be! Audubon provides a safe environment for plenty of outdoor fun in a variety of natural habitat           


Kids get outside, learn about the environment, make new friends, and have tons of fun.



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