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Sat 29 Jul
Paint an Eastern Box Turtle at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Kids will have fun using mixed media to create the texture of an Eastern Box Turtle. They will learn some fun facts about the turtle as they learn how to paint it. Ages 7-13 are welcome. The cost is $20 per student. All supplies are included and students will take home a memorable painting. Space is limited, so register soon by calling 518-872-0800.

Registration: Required
Sun 30 Jul
Evening Walk on the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher Park
Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Trail is moderately rugged with stairclimbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 05 Aug
Tales Told by the Rocks
Saturday, August 5, 2017 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Explore the basics of Thacher Park geology! Beneath our feet lies the story of a time long, long ago. A very different environment existed here 400 million years ago. Find out what makes the park so special, and then take a walk to check out some limestone landscape features and look for ancient fossils. Meet at Thacher Visitor Center. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sun 06 Aug
Spectacular Monarchs at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, August 6, 2017 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Monarch butterflies are fascinating insects that make an amazing journey every winter. Learn all about their life cycle and their annual migration to Mexico. Find out what you can do to help this beautiful, yet imperiled butterfly. Short indoor presentation followed by a walk through monarch habitat. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 12 Aug
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk
Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Trail is moderately rugged with stairclimbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 19 Aug
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Trail is moderately rugged with stairclimbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 19 Aug
Evening Hike
Saturday, August 19, 2017 06:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join a hike to the escarpment on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail. The 3 mile loop is fairly level and mainly in the woods. We will meet at the Carrick Road trailhead. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 26 Aug
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Trail is moderately rugged with stairclimbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 26 Aug
Campfire Storytelling at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, August 26, 2017 06:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Gather round a crackling fire to hear stories from our favorite storyteller Claire Nolan. Claire shares a fun, entertaining mixture of fairytales, legends and personal stories that have wide appeal for all ages. Bring a camp chair or blanket if you wish. S'mores fixins will be available. Materials fee of $1 per person. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Sep
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Trail is moderately rugged with stairclimbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 09 Sep
Hawk Migration Watch at Thacher Park Overlook
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Thacher Park Overlook is a great place to watch for hawks flying south during their fall migration. Hawk Watch leader Will Aubrey will be on hand to answer questions, provide background material, compile statistics, and assist with hawk identification. Come see live raptors and learn about wildlife rehabilitation with Richele Ford. Refreshments will be available at the Overlook concession stand. On Sunday, September 11, raptor viewing and counting continues with Will Aubrey. Call 518-872-0800 for additional information.