Connecting people with nature while promoting a sense of environmental stewardship through natural science educational programs.
White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo: William Dix/Audubon Photography Awards
Welcome to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center—a home for discovery and exploration. Managed by Audubon New York, the center was established in 1923 as the country’s first National Audubon Society songbird sanctuary. Theodore Roosevelt’s gravesite sits at the edge of the sanctuary property. Our 14 acres boast extensive native plant demonstration gardens, several small ponds, a mile of hiking trails, and our famous Bessie Potter Vonnoh fountain sculpture.
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Please note that the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center is unable to take in injured or sick wildlife. If you are experiencing a wildlife emergency, consult these widlife rehabilitation website through the DEC or Animal Help Now to find a facility who is able to help.
Pre-order Sale: Orders due by Thursday, 8/31, in-person pickup on Saturday, 9/9
In-person Plant Sale: Saturday, 9/9 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fall planting time is an excellent time to plant shrubs, put in new beds, and add to and refresh existing beds.
If you are looking for native plants to plant at fall planting time then look no further! Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center is holding a Native Plant Sales just in time for fall planting season!
We are having a Native Plant Pre-order Sale, to be picked up on or after September 9th, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Pre-orders are due on 8/31/23
Please also feel free to peruse our fall-focused pollinator and monarch sale on Saturday, September 9th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the TR Sanctuary. The plants for the in-person sale will focus on fall-blooming perennial plants for fall pollinators, so we will have a selection of Asters, non-invasive Goldenrods, and food for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars a.k.a. the Milkweeds! Our native plant expert, Joy, is here to answer questions and give recommendations.
Want to order plants for a larger project, and need advice? Please feel free to schedule an appointment with Joy @ (631)766-3075, between 8/23/2023 and 8/31/23 to help you plan your garden and your order, so you can best support the birds and pollinators in your habitats.
Email Joy Cirigliano at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
8:30 am - 12 noon
...a half-day workshop for landscape professionals and the general public. One-hour lecture on-site or via Zoom followed by a 2-hour hands-on workshop on-site at the TR Sanctuary
$50 per person - ZOOM and in-person field lessons
$25 per person - ZOOM lecture only
Click Here to Register! Space is limited!
Celebrate Pride Month at the Sanctuary with a FREE evening tour of our gardens and trails. Register here.
Friday, June 23, 2023
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM EST
The TR Sanctuary welcomes everyone year round, but we love hosting this inclusive bird walk for the LGBTQIAP++ community, their allies, and their loved ones in honor of pride month each year! Learn more about Audubon's Let's Go Birding Together program series.
The 2023 Season will run from July 10 — August 31, 2023 for 8 sessions of outdoor fun. Program runs Monday - Thursdays from 9:00 am — 3:00 pm.
Our benefit was a great success and our new Wood Thrush Visitors Center is open!
Thank to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for their support in helping to bring the sanctuary's history to life for visitors.