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March 2020

Where The Wild Books Are: Ecology of a Cracker Childhood – Meeting via Zoom

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting, digitally on Zoom!

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April 2020

Little Explorers: Vernal Pool Exploration – STAY TUNED FOR VIDEO

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harris Conservation Area, 105 Bloody Hollow Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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We are offering this program via digital recording! Check back soon for more details!

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Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club – CANCELLED

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States

Due to health and safety concerns, this event has been cancelled.

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Vernal Pools Walk – DIGITAL

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harris Conservation Area, 105 Bloody Hollow Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Who lives in the temporary pools that form each spring? Join us to find out!

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Fifty Years of Earth Day! – STAY TUNED

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Greenport Conservation Area, 319 Joslen Blvd
Greenport, NY 12534 United States
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Free

Due to health and safety concerns, this event will be rescheduled.

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Spring Flower Walk

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drowned Lands Swamp Conservation Area, 654 County Route 3
Ancramdale, NY United States
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Stay tuned for information about a new day for this event.

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Where The Wild Books Are: Farming While Black – Meeting Via Zoom

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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This event will be offered via Zoom meeting! Click the link below for more details on how to join.

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May 2020

Little Explorers: Nests & Dens

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 4079 County Road 9
East Chatham, NY 12060 United States
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Join us for Little Explorers, a monthly day program that happens on the first Friday of every month for kids age 2-6! We’ll meet at one of our Conservation Areas, read a story, then go for a short hike and explore nature together.

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Butterfly Course: Session 1 – NOTE NEW DATE

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farmscape Ecology, 1075 Harlemville Rd
Ghent, NY 12075 United States
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In this first of five sessions of the Butterfly Course presented by Farmscape Ecology Program and the Columbia Land Conservancy, there will be an indoor presentation on the butterflies of Columbia County. Specific topics covered will include local butterfly diversity, ecology, phenology, and conservation. This presentation will set the stage for the four outdoor sessions offered later in the year. The presentation will be in Harlemville, NY. To register for this event, email Dylan Cipkowski at dacipkowski@gmail.com or call 518.672.7994.…

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Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

May 2 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 4079 County Road 9
East Chatham, NY 12060 United States
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Free

The hunt for spring migratory birds continues!

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Spring Flower Walk

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hawthorne Valley Farm, 327 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY United States
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Please join ecologists from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a leisurely walk to observe the spring flora in the floodplain forest of the Agawamuck Creek and along the forested slopes of Phudd Hill. Learn how to identify some of our common and not-so-common spring ephemerals, observe their insect visitors, and hear their lore. Participation is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994). Plan to stay a while after the walk to watch the…

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Wild Foods Walk

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Ox Farm, 118 Old Ox Road
Ghent, NY 12075 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Mallory O’Donnell, a wild food enthusiast and avid gatherer and gardener, for a walk around Old Ox Farm as we learn, explore, identify, and collect a number of overlooked edible, sustainable food.

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Spring Flower Walk

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 4079 County Road 9
East Chatham, NY 12060 United States
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Please join ecologists from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a leisurely walk along the shore of a woodland stream and experience the spring flora. Learn how to identify some of our common and not-so-common spring ephemerals, observe their insect visitors, and hear their lore. Participation is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994).

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Spring Nature Journaling

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
High Falls Conservation Area, 540 Roxbury Road
Philmont, NY 12534 United States
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Free

Learn the art of keeping a nature journal at this quarterly program that will last through all of 2020!

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Butterfly Course: Session 2

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taconic State Park, 253 NY-344
Copake, NY 12517 United States
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In this session of the Butterfly Course presented by Farmscape Ecology Program and the Columbia Land Conservancy, we will venture outdoors to explore butterflies of Columbia County. Specific topics covered will include local butterfly diversity, ecology, phenology, and conservation. This presentation will set the stage for the four outdoor sessions offered later in the year. The presentation will be in Harlemville, NY. To register for this event, email Dylan Cipkowski at dacipkowski@gmail.com or call 518-672-7994. We encourage you commit to…

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Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

May 30 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Drowned Lands Swamp Conservation Area, 654 County Route 3
Ancramdale, NY United States
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Practice your birding skills with the Alan Devoe Bird Club!

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Spring Flower Walk

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harris Conservation Area, 105 Bloody Hollow Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Please join ecologists from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a leisurely walk through the variety of forest types of this hilly Conservation Area. Learn to see the patterns of which spring flowers grow in which forest habitats. Learn how to identify these short-lived wildflowers, observe their insect visitors, and hear their lore. Participation is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994).

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June 2020

Little Explorers: Clouds and the Weather

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Overmountain Conservation Area, 138 Cattalino Road
Ancram, NY 12502 United States
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Join us for Little Explorers, a monthly day program that happens on the first Friday of every month for kids age 2-6! We’ll meet at one of our Conservation Areas, read a story, then go for a short hike and explore nature together.

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Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

June 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Practice your birding skills with the Alan Devoe Bird Club!

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Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

June 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Overmountain Conservation Area, 138 Cattalino Road
Ancram, NY 12502 United States
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Practice your birding skills with the Alan Devoe Bird Club!

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Columbia Land Conservancy
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037
518.392.5252
info@clctrust.org

 

 

 

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