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Sat 16 Feb
Moths, Birds, and Landscaping at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 16, 2019 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Far from being just little brown nuisances, moths play a key role in the functioning of our plant and animal communities. Catherine Klatt will introduce moths, in all their diversity and beauty, explore the tight links between moths and birds, and explain the unexpected ways that our home landscaping choices affect bird populations. Catherine is a naturalist who 'discovered' moths about 5 years ago, and has been enthralled by them ever since. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sat 16 Feb
Moonlight Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 16, 2019 05:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Enjoy a walk in the light of the almost full moon. With a clear sky and snow-covered ground, the moon will light the way. In case of cloudy skies, bring along a flashlight. Snowshoes are available to rent or bring your own. Open to adults and children 12 and older. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call 518-872-0800 to register and to reserve snowshoes. In case of extreme weather call ahead to confirm program.

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Feb
Backyard Birds and a Winter Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count! View winter birds at our feeders, get tips for identifying birds and for using a field guide. Learn about unique winter birds, test your bird ID skills, and then head outdoors for some birding. Appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Feb
Beautiful Bald Eagles at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

By now, you may have heard the news that Bald Eagles have nested on the shore of Thompson’s Lake! Come and learn about these majestic birds of prey and their success in raising two juveniles during 2018. Learn a bit about Bald Eagles’ courtship and nesting habits, and then take a walk to view the nest and hopefully see the adults! This program begins with a brief indoor presentation, followed by a short trail walk. Appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Feb
RESCHEDULED Early Watercraft in the Northeast at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 23, 2019 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

**This event, originally scheduled for January 20th has been moved to February 23rd due to snow**

Seafaring and travel on inland waterways likely played key roles in the earliest settlement and dispersal of human groups throughout the Western Hemisphere, and provided an important link between Native American groups in New York and surrounding areas. Archaeologist Dr. Daria Merwin will discuss evidence of early watercraft in the Northeast, and the implications of water-borne technology for subsistence, settlement, and exchange. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sun 24 Feb
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Shake off the cabin fever and come up for a snowshoe walk. If we don’t have snow, we’ll take a winter hike. Snowshoes are available to rent. Call 872-0800 to register and reserve snowshoes.
Registration: Required