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Sat 01 Jun
National Trails Day at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 1, 2019 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join volunteers on trail maintenance projects in the park. Meet at the Nature Center to organize, then spend the morning working. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Thacher Park. Please call Jim Schaller at 518-861-7452 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 02 Jun
Vermicomposting - Feed the Worms! at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, June 2, 2019 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Composting with worms is super easy, fun and very beneficial. Check out our “Worm Factory” and learn how to set one up and maintain it with ease. Vermicomposting is the no-fuss way to recycle your food scraps and reduce what you put into landfills. Call 518-872-0800 to register. *ETTNC
Registration: Required
Sat 08 Jun
Geology Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

The rocks in Thacher Park were historically thought to be nicely layered. Recent discoveries show that the rocks are actually folded and faulted. Learn about how we are refining our understanding of the park's geology and how it serves as a transition between the geology to the west and that to the south. Meet leader Thom Engel at Hop Field picnic area. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Registration: Required
Sun 09 Jun
Hike the Bluebird Trail at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, June 9, 2019 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Take a hike on our Bluebird Trail and learn the habits of cavity-nesting birds along the way. Learn about citizen-science projects, such as NestWatch, and how you can participate. We will visit several nest boxes, open them, and view the nests with eggs, hatchlings and adults. This is a great opportunity to see an Eastern Bluebird. Trail is in fields with uneven terrain. Call 518-872-0800 to register. *ETTNC
Registration: Required
Sat 22 Jun
Sun Celebration at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, June 22, 2019 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

It’s time for fun in the sun! Drop in to learn about the summer solstice, create sun-themed crafts, make summery treats and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Thacher Nature Center. To celebrate the extra daylight, we’ll be open an hour later than usual and ending the day with s’mores around the bonfire! This family friendly event is free of charge! Call 518-872-0800 for more information. *ETTNC
Sun 23 Jun
Nature Photography Walk at Thacher Park
Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join award-winning photographer Hillary Raimo for breathtaking views of the escarpment on a nature photography walk. Learn how to take a unique picture, better your composition, and experiment with abstract nature techniques. All levels of experience and cameras/devices welcome. Class fee of $25 is payable to instructor. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 23 Jun
Explore a Bog at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, June 23, 2019 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

What is the nature of a bog? Who lives there? What kinds of plants exist in a bog? We will explore these questions and more. Smell the fragrance of sweet gale, see native orchids and iris in bloom, and search for carnivorous sundews. Learn how a pitcher plant “eats”. There is a lot to explore from the “shore” of our manmade bog. Call 518-872-0800 to register. *ETTNC
Registration: Required
Sat 29 Jun
The Multiple Helderberg Escarpments at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 29, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

At Thacher Park you see and hear about the” Helderberg Escarpment” and the Indian Ladder Trail cliffs. Actually, there are multiple escarpments in the park, where steep slopes rise between relative flat areas. Join geologist Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten and explore the topography and geology of the park, on and off trail. This hike, to the top of the park, will be moderately strenuous. Meet at the Visitor Center. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. *TVC
Registration: Required
Sat 29 Jun
Salamander Search at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 29, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

The streams of Thacher Park are excellent habitats to look for salamanders! Learn about stream ecology and how to handle stream life gently, then get your feet wet. We’ll look at water samples to find out about the variety of invertebrates that live in this cool forest stream habitat. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up. Please call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Jul
Campfire Storytelling at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, July 6, 2019 06:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Stories shared around a fire was the original ‘streaming’ entertainment! Join our favorite storyteller Claire Nolan as she shares a variety of folktales, fairytales and family stories that are sure to delight young and old! Bring a camp chair or blanket if you like. S’mores supplies will be available. Materials fee is $1 per person. Please call 518-872-0800 for more information. *ETTNC
Sun 07 Jul
Weeding for the Birds at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, July 7, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Assist in improving our field habitat to support Bobolinks and other field nesting birds. Join staff and volunteers in removing invasive Wild Parsnip. It is easy to identify and remove. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, bring loppers if possible, and bring water and a snack. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool to the field. Call 518-872-0800 to register. *ETTNC
Registration: Required