Ever wonder what it was like to attend school in the early 1900's? Take a walk back in time to visit a historic one-room schoolhouse. Learn about life in a rural school, who was in attendance, and how the teacher managed to teach all grade levels in one room! Afterwards, warm up around the campfire and enjoy hot cocoa and toasted marshmallows. Walk is less than one-half mile in length. Program is appropriate for adults and children. Please call 872-0800 to register.
Make a unique bird feeder to take home and hang in your yard. Bring a plastic net bag - the kind onions come in. We will go outside and look for native berries that birds love to use in our muffin mix! While they bake we will use binoculars and field guides to view and study the birds at our feeders. Take home a feeder and a list of shrubs that will feed the birds in your yard. Free program is open to adults and children. Call 872-0800 to register.
While the aroma of balsam is still in the air, take time to appreciate the season's color, green! We'll take an easy walk to find several species of conifers and learn how to identify them by their leaves (needles) and cones. Then we'll warm up at the Nature Center with some hot cocoa and make a simple tree ID guide to take home. This program is appropriate for adults and school-aged children. Please call 872-0800 to register.
End the year on a fun, energetic note by taking a walk outdoors! We'll put on snowshoes if there's snow and explore the Nature Center's lovely trails that meander through diverse habitats. Snacks and sparkling juice will be available afterwards. Program is appropriate for all ages, so bring the family! Please call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and confirm conditions.
Join us on a winter walk through woods and fields on Nature Center trails. We'll explore a variety of habitats and look for signs of wildlife. Bring your snowshoes or rent a pair of ours. If we don't have snow, we'll take a winter walk. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and check conditions.
A pair of peregrine falcons spent the summer at Thacher Park and a family of bald eagles is frequently seen at Thompson's Lake. These species were brought back from near extinction and are now thriving because of ground-breaking work done here in New York. Author Darryl McGrath will talk about her book, "Flight Paths", which recounts the trials and tribulations of people dedicated to the birds' survival. Books will be available for purchase. Call 872-0800 for more information.