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Sat 01 Oct
Treetorial: Foliage Tour of Olana
Saturday, October 1, 2016 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Member $15, Non-Member: $20, All Ages. Frederic Church planted thousands of trees while living at Olana. In the autumn months, the trees change into brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds. Join us on a hike with our Environmental Educator, Fran Martino, to learn all about these native and foreign species and learn why leaves change colors while strolling through our carriage roads. For more information visit www.olana.org.

Tue 25 Oct
Boo at the Zoo
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
(845) 786-2701

Rain date: Sunday, October 25th

Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make spooky snacks for the black bears. At 11:00, watch the zookeepers let the bears loose to enjoy the tasty Halloween decorations. Touch real animal skulls, see stuffed specimens in the Nature Study museums, make Autumn crafts and learn about bats and our not-so-scary owls and vultures. Lots of family-friendly fun and activities.

Sat 03 Dec
Ghost of the Harbor
Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
(716) 549-1050

A winter invasion of haunting Snowy Owls is expected at Buffalo Harbor State Park. Snowy Owls are active during the day and this will be a good chance to see them on a waterfront hike to discover why they made the long journey from the arctic.

Registration: Required
Sat 17 Dec
Beary Merry Holiday
Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:30 AM
Bear Mountain State Park
(845) 786-2701

Rain date Sunday, December 18th

Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 and make tasty holiday snacks for the black bears. We'll celebrate the holiday season at 11:00 when we let the bears out to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats! Bundle up and come out for a festive, family-friendly winter experience.