Full Moon Walks

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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.

Full Pink Moon

Saturday, April 4th , 2015 7:00pm

Greenport Conservation Area - Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Wild ground phlox, aka pink moss, lent the name to this month’s full moon, heralding spring’s arrival. The sweeping moonlit fields of Greenport Conservation Area and the distant silhouette of the Catskill Mountains will be a wonderful setting to welcome spring’s first full moon. Please dress in layers, and feel free to bring a flashlight.



  • Full Moon Walk and Bonfire – CANCELLED

    December 5, 2014

    Due to the forecast of heavy rain, this event is cancelled.
    We will give it another shot around the January full moon. Stay tuned!
    We invite you to our traditional Full Moon Walk – with a twist! First, join us for a leisurely walk through the fields and woodlands of this lovely property, and then come warm up by a bonfire, complete with all the ingredients for s’mores! We had such a great time roasting marshmallows with you at Siegel Kline Kill last July, we decided to build a bonfire again, this time under the light of a winter moon! We might even get to wear snowshoes while melting our chocolate bars (s’mores ingredients are compliments of CLC). Please dress in weather appropriate layers, and feel free to bring a flashlight.

  • Full Hunter's Moon Walk

    October 10, 2014

    Come explore our Greenport Conservation Area under the light of the Hunter’s Full Moon! We can watch the the golden colors of the fall fade away into the dark backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Please, dress in layers, and feel free to bring a flashlight.

  • Full Sturgeon Moon Walk & Snapping Turtle Program

    August 10, 2014

    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

  • Full Buck Moon Walk

    July 11, 2014

    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!

  • Full Flower Moon Walk

    May 14, 2014

    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.


    April 13, 2014

    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.

  • Full Worm Moon

    March 14, 2014

    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.

  • Cancled due to approaching storm- New Moon Walk

    January 1, 2014

    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.

  • Full Cold Moon

    December 17, 2013

    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.

  • Beaver Full Moon Walk : Canceled Due to Weather

    November 17, 2013

    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.

  • Hunter's Full Moon Walk

    October 18, 2013

    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.

  • Harvest Full Moon Walk

    September 20, 2013

    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.

  • Full "Sturgeon" Moon Walk

    August 20, 2013

    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.

  • Full Moon Firefly Walk

    July 22, 2013

    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!

  • Summer Solstice Almost Full Moon Walk

    June 21, 2013

    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.

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