Saturday, May 18, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
High Falls Conservation Area - 540 Roxbury Road, Philmont, NY
Experience diverse micro-climates and compare spring flowers at different forest stands as well as the cool bottom of the ravine. This leisurely walk is led by Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. All levels of knowledge are welcome.
To register, contact Claudia Vispo at 518.672.7994 or Claudia@hawthornevalleyfarm.org.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
11:00am – 1:00pm optional field visit
Roeliff Jansen Community Library (Workshop), 9091 New York 22 Hillsdale
Field visit at Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary and Center, Cambridge Road, Craryville, NY
A workshop for municipal board members and interested residents, focused on the value of woodland pools and the tools you can use to protect them in your community. Due to their size, woodland pools are usually not protected by state and federal wetland regulations, and they are often missed during land-use planning reviews. The surrounding forest provides critical upland habitat to pool-breeding amphibians, and is similarly vulnerable to incompatible land use. Through a variety of pro-active approaches, local municipalities can play an essential role to ensure the protection of these habitats and their benefits.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 7:30am - 9:30am
Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area - 1452 Garage Place Road, Ghent
Spot spring migrants and resident birds during a casual walk with Elisabeth Grace of the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Space is limited so please register early. This is the third event in the Beginning Birding series.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Nutten Hook – Ferry Road, Stuyvesant
Take a leisurely walk along the shore of the Hudson River. Led by Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, we will compare spring flowers of the floodplain forest with those on the bluffs, visit the ruins of an ice house, and explore a mud flat. All levels of knowledge are welcome. Meeting place to be announced at registration.
To register, contact Cladia Vispo at 518.672.7994 or Claudia@hawthornevalleyfarm.org.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Beebe Hill State Forest Fire Tower – County Route 5 (Osmer Rd.), Austerlitz
Join CLC naturalists for guided walks at different natural areas listed in the guidebook Columbia County Outdoors. It’s a 1 mile (one-way) hike to the 60-foot fire tower at the summit of the hill where you will enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Hawthorne Valley - 327 Route 21C, Ghent
Join ecologists Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a leisurely walk through an exceptionally rich spring flower area along the Agawamuck Creek. We expect the spring flowers to be in full bloom and you will be able to see many common and some rare species in their native habitat.
To register contact Claudia Vispo at 518.672.7994 or Claudia@hawthornevalleyfarm.org.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 8:00am - 11:00am
Schor Conservation Area – Pavilion - 58 Shoreview Dr, Canaan
Prizes will be awarded to all participants, and grand prizes for the fishing derby winners. Food and refreshments will also be provided. Participants must bring their own fishing supplies. Co-sponsored by the Canaan Conservation Club.
For more information contact, Jim Bashford at 518.265.2789 or Dave Carpenter at 518.392.6037.
Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gather at Citgo Gas Station east side Parking Lot, Intersection of Routes 3 & 22, Ancram
Friday, April 26, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hand Hollow Conservation Area - 4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon
“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.