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Sat 01 Apr
Bamboozled Again! Camouflage in Nature at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-0800

Trees with eyes?! Sticks that walk?! Every day is April Fool's Day in the natural world. Some animals and plants use camouflage to disguise or conceal themselves for protection. Come and learn about different camouflage techniques used by plants and animals, both locally and worldwide. Then try your skill at detecting camouflage in a hide and seek activity. Call 872-0800 to register.

Sat 08 Apr
Cliff-top Walk
Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-0800

Take in the views from the cliff edge on this early spring walk. We'll take the Long Path out to Hailes Cave picnic shelter and walk the Escarpment Trail back, stopping to take in a cliff top perspective of the Indian Ladder Trail and the rushing waters of Outlet and Mine Lot Falls. Walk is about 1.5 miles in length and is over fairly level terrain with one short, steep section. Participants should dress for cool, damp weather and muddy trails. Please call 872-0800 to register.

Sat 15 Apr
Go With the Flow Waterfall Walk
Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-0800

Spring is the best time to enjoy waterfalls in the park. Minelot and Outlet Falls spill over the cliff above the Indian Ladder Trail and rushing streams cascade down rocky slopes at Paint Mine and Hop Field. We'll choose our trail based on conditions at the time. Call 872-0800 to register and for more information.

Wed 19 Apr
Build a Nest Box” at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(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 screw gun and join the fun! Each child registered must be accompanied by an adult. Call 872-0800 to register and reserve your kit.

Sat 22 Apr
Wildlife Presentation at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, April 22, 2017 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-0800

Meet some wild neighbors up close and personal and learn about where and how they live. Wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will introduce some of the birds of prey and other animals in her care. Learn what to do if you find an abandoned or injured animal and how to help prevent wildlife emergencies. Please bring a donation to support Kelly's work. Call 872-0800 for more information.

Sat 29 Apr
Signs of Spring at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-0800

The natural world is changing every day as plants and animals respond to the arrival of spring. Migrant birds are returning, amphibians are laying eggs, and woodland wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Come explore and celebrate the signs of the season! Call 872-0800 to register or for more information.

Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

PROJECT #1
Project/Event Description: Indian Ladder Trail Clean Up. Indian Ladder Trail must be cleared of debris from the winter and be ready for the season opening.
Meeting Location Pear Orchard. All ages welcome

PROJECT #2
Project/Event Description:Picnic Table Assembly. We're expecting new picnic tables which must be put together.
Meeting Location: Pear Orchard. All ages welcome

PROJECT #3
Project/Event Description: Picnic Table Staining. Tables will need to be stained with clear stain.
Meeting Location: Pear Orchard. All ages welcome

Register: http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day

Registration: Required