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Tue 11 Jun
Native Plant Species
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Fillmore Glen State Park
(315) 497-0130

Join Michael Hannen on a native species walk in the lower park. 7 pm (Fillmore Room) presentation on native species identification and tips on propagating these plants on your own property.

Sat 01 Jun
Spring Walk with the Alan Devoe Bird Club
Saturday, June 1, 2019 08:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for spring migrant birds throughout the site. ​ FREE, but registration is required.
Registration: Required
Sun 19 May
Springtime Walks - Highbanks Trail (Mt. Morris Canyon)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Sun 19 May
Springtime Walks - Highbanks Trail (Mt. Morris Canyon)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Sun 19 May
Birding on the South Side
Sunday, May 19, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

We will meet on the south side of the park for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native birds. We will be onthe lookout for migrating birds as well.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 May
Birding on the South Side
Sunday, May 19, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will meet on the south side of the park for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native birds. We will be onthe lookout for migrating birds as well.

Registration: Required
Thu 16 May
Wildflower Walk- East of Lee's Landing
Thursday, May 16, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Parade Grounds Parking Lot. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Thu 16 May
Wildflower Walk- East of Lee's Landing
Thursday, May 16, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Parade Grounds Parking Lot. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Wed 15 May
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join our Natural Resource Specialist on the third Wednesday of every month from April to October for Wildflower Wednesday! Rebecca Policello will be teaching you about new native wildflowers every month that can grow in different areas of the Preserve. Bring your outdoor working clothes, because after her introduction, we will be diving right into weeding and/or planting projects to help restore key wildflower areas. Bring a water bottle and work gloves, if you have them! Otherwise they will be provided for you. Reservations for this volunteer event are required. Volunteers will meet in the courtyard, outside the Office and Gallery.
Sun 12 May
Bird & Breakfast
Sunday, May 12, 2019 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a continental breakfast and a presentation introducing the local and migratory birds seen in our area. Afterward, take a walk through the preserve led by experienced birders from the Great South Bay Audubon Society. Binoculars and identification books will be available for loan.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
Wildflower Walk- Old Growth Woods
Saturday, May 11, 2019 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Sat 11 May
Wildflower Walk- Old Growth Woods
Saturday, May 11, 2019 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Thu 09 May
Wildflower Walks- Upper and Middle Falls Area
Thursday, May 9, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Museum. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Thu 09 May
Wildflower Walks- Upper and Middle Falls Area
Thursday, May 9, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Museum. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Sun 05 May
Springtime Walks - Gorge Trail (Great Bend Gorge)
Sunday, May 5, 2019 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Upper St. Helena parking area. Will car pool. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Sun 05 May
Springtime Walks - Gorge Trail (Great Bend Gorge)
Sunday, May 5, 2019 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Upper St. Helena parking area. Will car pool. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Sun 05 May
Spring Bike Ride
Sunday, May 5, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Bring your bicycles and your binoculars and join us for a morning ride. Together, we will get some exercise while taking in some of the beautiful, spring time sights at the beach. For children ages 8 and up.

Registration: Required
Sun 05 May
Spring Bike Ride
Sunday, May 5, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Bring your bicycles and your binoculars and join us for a morning ride. Together, we will get some exercise while taking in some of the beautiful, spring time sights at the beach. For children ages 8 and up.

Registration: Required
Fri 03 May
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP (FRIDAY)
Friday, May 3, 2019 01:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come and learn the best techniques for photographing birds. Join wildlife photographer Bill Golden for a bird photography field trip on May 3rd at 1:30 PM. The field trip will be 2 hours. The first ½ hour will be instructional. Bill will explain what settings are most effective in photographing birds and other wildlife and share tips on how to photograph birds in flight. The remainder of the time will be spent in the field giving participants hands-on supervised experience. Participants will meet in the Rockefeller Park Preserve Gallery which can be accessed from the main parking lot on Rt 119. The field trip is free but requires advanced registration. Parking is $6. Bill’s photographs have been shown in exhibitions at the Rockefeller Park Preserve Gallery as well in the New York Hall of Science. He has published photographs and articles about birds in publications such as the Preserve Observer and the River Journal. His bird photographs have been used by the Saw Mill River Audubon.

Register for this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com or by calling Rebecca at 914-631-1470 x106.

Registration: Required
Wed 01 May
Spring Garden Lecture: The Invention of Nature. Alexander von Humbolt’s New World
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 10:00 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Join the Bedford Garden Club and Rusticus Garden Club for a lecture by Andrea Wulf who reveals in her book the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today.
Tue 30 Apr
FrogWatch!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 07:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Help the Park Naturalist study the frogs that live in Saratoga Spa State Park! We will learn many different frog calls before walking through the wetlands in search of the amphibians. Please bring a flashlight and dress for wet ground. Icy conditions will cancel the event. Registration is required. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Nest Box Monitoring Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

This training will teach you to identify the birds using the birdhouse or nest in your yard and how to monitor the progress of the nestlings. Learn how to obtain and record data and how to keep your baby birds safe from harm. We will go outside to try out your new skills and conduct nest box checks in our fields. Appropriate for adults and children ages 9 & up. Call 518-872-0800 to register for this free program
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Nest Box Monitoring Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

This training will teach you to identify the birds using the birdhouse or nest in your yard and how to monitor the progress of the nestlings. Learn how to obtain and record data and how to keep your baby birds safe from harm. We will go outside to try out your new skills and conduct nest box checks in our fields. Appropriate for adults and children ages 9 & up. Call 518-872-0800 to register for this free program
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Spring Seasonal Stroll
Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this short stroll (approx. 1.5 miles), one of a series to observe seasonal changes, we'll savor nature's spring rebirth, highlighting nesting birds.

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Spring Planting
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Spring has sprung and with it comes the arrival of plants and flowers emerging from the ground and so many begin as seeds! Come discover the magic of seeds and their germination, happening everywhere you look this time of year. Plant some of your very own to take home!

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Spring Planting
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Spring has sprung and with it comes the arrival of plants and flowers emerging from the ground and so many begin as seeds! Come discover the magic of seeds and their germination, happening everywhere you look this time of year. Plant some of your very own to take home!

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Early Spring Wildflowers at Thacher Park
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Woodland wildflowers known as spring ephemerals bloom on the forest floor before the trees leaf out and block the sun. The season is short and the blooms of some delicate flowers can disappear in days. We’ll look for early bloomers like hepatica, coltsfoot, trout lily, spring beauties, and bloodroot. Meet at the Paint Mine picnic area. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Early Spring Wildflowers at Thacher Park
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Woodland wildflowers known as spring ephemerals bloom on the forest floor before the trees leaf out and block the sun. The season is short and the blooms of some delicate flowers can disappear in days. We’ll look for early bloomers like hepatica, coltsfoot, trout lily, spring beauties, and bloodroot. Meet at the Paint Mine picnic area. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Apr
Spotlight on the Spotted Salamander at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, April 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Why did the Spotted Salamander cross the road? Learn more about Thacher Park’s unofficial mascot with an up-close and personal encounter and take a hike to check out a vernal pool. Appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Apr
Spotlight on the Spotted Salamander at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, April 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Why did the Spotted Salamander cross the road? Learn more about Thacher Park’s unofficial mascot with an up-close and personal encounter and take a hike to check out a vernal pool. Appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 25 Apr
Wildflower Walks- Arbutus Woods
Thursday, April 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Thu 25 Apr
Wildflower Walks- Arbutus Woods
Thursday, April 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Wed 24 Apr
Build a Nest Box at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Invite beautiful Bluebirds or mosquito-eating Tree Swallows into your yard! Our kits are pre-cut and pre-drilled, all hardware included. You will learn how to correctly place and monitor your nest box. This program is open to adults and children of all ages. Materials fee is $8. Bring a cordless drill with a screw bit and join the fun! Each child registered must be accompanied by an adult. Call 518-872-0800 to register and reserve your kit.
Registration: Required
Wed 24 Apr
Build a Nest Box at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Invite beautiful Bluebirds or mosquito-eating Tree Swallows into your yard! Our kits are pre-cut and pre-drilled, all hardware included. You will learn how to correctly place and monitor your nest box. This program is open to adults and children of all ages. Materials fee is $8. Bring a cordless drill with a screw bit and join the fun! Each child registered must be accompanied by an adult. Call 518-872-0800 to register and reserve your kit.
Registration: Required
Tue 23 Apr
FrogWatch!
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 07:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Help the Park Naturalist study the frogs that live in Saratoga Spa State Park! We will learn many different frog calls before walking through the wetlands in search of the amphibians. Please bring a flashlight and dress for wet ground. Icy conditions will cancel the event. Registration is required. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.
Registration: Required