Join CLC for a full moon walk. These events offer an unusual opportunity to enjoy our Public Conservation Areas after dark. We recommend that participants bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. These events are free and open to all ages.
Sunday, August 10th , 2014 6:30pm
Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond – Main Parking Area - 480 Rock City Rd, Chatham
An ancient fish, native to the Hudson but today rare and protected, lends the name to this month’s full moon because Native tribes caught sturgeon in abundance in August.
By popular demand, we are adding a Snapping Turtle program by wetland biologist Casey Tompkins to this walk. He hopes to catch a live turtle! You can come for both, or only one or the other.
6:30 – 7:30 – Snapping Turtle Program by Casey Tompkins, wetland biologist.
7:30 – 9:00 – Full Sturgeon Moon Walk
The tallest waterfall in Columbia County will be the backdrop for our full moon walk named after the new antlers of buck deer that start to push this month with coatings of velvety fur. We’ll stay cool in the summer evening in the beautiful wooded High Falls Conservation Area skirting the Agawamuck Creek. Who knows, we might even spot a deer!
The beautiful and extensive wetland habitat of this Conservation Area will provide us with abundant bloom to explore the trails under the light of the Full Flower Moon. This month is one of the best times to explore Drowned Lands Swamp, this tucked away jewel near the Taconic Ridge and one of the largest wetland complexes in southeastern NY.
Wild ground Phlox, aka pink moss, lent the name to this month’s full moon, heralding spring’s arrival. Local bird expert Will Yandik will be on hand to help us interpret the many signs of returning birds, especially the American Woodcock, the only species of Woodcock inhabiting North America. The diverse pocket habitats of Hand Hollow Conservation Area will be a wonderful setting to welcome spring’s first Full Moon.
This month’s Full Worm Moon walk will be at the Greenport Conservation Area. Come and enjoy great views of the Hudson River while you find out why this month’s moon is called a ‘Worm Full Moon.’ Please, make sure you have plenty of layers and warm clothing. Feel free to bring a flashlight.
Canceled- due to an approaching winter storm this evening, this program has been canceled. We invite you to celebrate the New Year with a New Moon’s Walk. Come test your night vision, sharpen all your other senses, and join us in New Year fun as we experience the evening landscape without the aid of moonlight. Our walk will be at Round Ball Conservation Area. Please, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight.
As the name suggests, December’s Full Cold Moon inaugurates winter’s cold weather, and offers us the opportunity to walk the moonlit landscape with all the leaves, and possibly some new snow, on the ground. Join us at the Seigel-Kline Kill Conservation Area. Please dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight.
Canceled due to Weather
Sorry for the inconvenience, but the low cloud cover and rain this afternoon has forced us to cancel this evening’s program. Join us for a winter solstice New Moon walk in December, and hopeful a snowshoe moon walk later this winter.
This month’s name comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. Join us at the Hand Hollow Conservation Area.
As the leaves begin to fall, this autumn moon provides light to see animals by. Join us as we walk the open fields at the Ooms Conservation Area in Chatham.
In the days before tractor lights, the Harvest Moon helped farmers harvest their crops. Join us as we hike to the highest water fall in Columbia County where we will discuss the diverse history of the site and surrounding landscape. Bring flashlights and sturdy shoes.
View the Hudson River and beyond by the light of the Full Sturgeon Moon. We’ll talk about the conservation efforts for Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River and other creatures along the way.
Walk through the fields and young forest along the Kline Kill. After the sunset, we will watch for the light from the fireflies to guide us back! Learn about firefly habitats and ways you can help scientists collect data on firefly distribution and activity!
Join CLC staff for a midsummer night stroll. It’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and rumored to have mystical powers. According to Icelandic folklore, cows gain the power of speech for this one night in June. Bring flashlights and sturdy shoes to walk the fields under the moonlit sky.
“Love is in the air.” Hear some of the region’s tuneful amphibians sing their mating songs. CLC staff will provide a brief lesson on frog call identification and information about amphibians common to the area.
A full moon walk under the Cold Moon. Enjoy the quiet, clear evening as we walk through fields and forest. We’ll listen for owls calling in the night. Snowshoes provided if needed.
Join CLC for a walk under the Geese Going Moon, also known as the Frost Moon and Beaver Moon. In late November, beavers are actively preparing for winter. For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze. Beavers were used for their warm furs. We’ll stroll towards the beaver dam and see the site in a different light! Don’t forget your flashlight.