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Sat 11 Dec
Signs of Wildlife at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Ever wonder where all the wild animals are in winter? You may not see them, but if you observe closely enough, you can find the signs they've left behind. Learn all about these ‘wildlife signatures' and go outside and look for signs of our wild neighbors! We'll even try to build our own shelter in the woods! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 12 Dec
Winter Tree Identification at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, December 12, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Learn to identify trees in winter! Leaves aren't the only way to tell trees apart. Take a walk and learn to use bark to identify trees. We'll also talk about how trees can be used to read the landscape. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Dec
Winter Birds and Bird Feeder Craft at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 18, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Make a pinecone bird feeder to give as a gift or hang in your yard. We will explore ways birds have adapted to winter survival, view birds at our observation window. Come prepared to explore the wintry world of our feathered friends! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 23 Dec
Winter Break Walk to High Point at Thacher Nature Center
Thursday, December 23, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Get outside and stretch your legs by joining us for a hike to high point! We'll discuss our observations of the landscape and enjoy the scenery of the park. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-1237

Chasing Frozen Waterfalls— Explore one of Thacher Park's most popular trails past frozen waterfalls, pine and hemlock forests in a winter wonderland hike! Starting at the Visitor Center, we will walk the escarpment trail to the top of Minelot Falls, crossing the road to Paint Mine and taking the red loop to the third waterfall. We will continue the loop until we are back at Paint Mine parking lot, where we will make our way back to the Visitor Center to warm up! Total distance is approximately 2 miles.

Pre-registration is optional, but preferred. Please contact (518) 872-1237 ext. 0 to register.