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Sat 23 Feb
Beautiful Bald Eagles at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

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
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

**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
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

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