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Fri 01 Jul
Learn to Fish at Thompson’s Lake
Friday, July 1, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

DEC Fisheries staff will teach program participants how to identify common sportfish, how to cast a spin-casting rod, bait a hook and fishing safety. After the fishing education portion of the program, everyone will get a fishing rod and have the opportunity to use the skills they just learned and go fishing.Participants will not need a fishing license to participate in this program. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Jul
Wildlife Presentation at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, July 2, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Meet some wild neighbors up close and personal and learn about where and how they live. Wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will introduce some of the birds of prey and other animals in her care. Learn what to do if you find an abandoned or injured animal and how to help prevent wildlife emergencies. Call 872-0800 for more information.

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk
Saturday, July 2, 2016 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Trail is moderately rugged with stairclimbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder picnic area. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required