SMITHFIELD – Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, announces the following programs. To register for programs, visit the events calendar at www.asri.org .
• Hawk and Migration – Lecture and Walk: Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Come to Audubon and learn all about hawks, including which species are residents and which are visitors to Rhode Island. Bring binoculars and be prepared for a one-hour walk on the trails.
Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Open to ages 12 and up.
• Oh Deer!: Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. White-tailed deer are a common sight in the wild these days, but did you know that at one time their numbers were critically low? Come learn about these graceful creatures, their current overpopulation issues, and how they affect the diversity of modern-day forests.
Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: adult.
• Owl Prowl: Friday, Oct. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge on an autumn night to search for owls. An Audubon naturalist will call for different species of owls as participants walk through mixed and pine woods. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy walking shoes, and bring a flashlight. Hike will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.
Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 10 and up.
• For Goodness Snakes!: Saturday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. Snakes are smooth, slinky, amazing animals. Come hear a fantastical tale about a special snake named Kartusch who teaches some furry creatures about being patient and using their senses. Then, meet a live snake.
Fee: $5/member child; $7/non-member child. Ages: 5 and up.