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"Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons" Art Show

June 23, 2016 - 10:00am to July 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
3446 State Route 28
12812 Blue Mountain Lake , New York
Phone: 877-752-7715
New York
Award-winning artists, woodcarvers, and photographers beautifully depict the behavior of Common Loons in a new, unique show at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. The show will also highlight information about the ecology of loons and conservation efforts to protect their populations and aquatic habitats. The public is invited to meet some of the artists and staff from BRI’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation at a reception on Saturday, July 23 from 3-5pm.

Butterflies at Indian Creek Nature Center

June 25, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
13680 Rensselaear Falls , New York
Phone: 585-732-7095
New York
A leisurely walk to see what butterflies may be on the wing at the nature center. We’ll discuss their life histories, note the plants they lay their eggs on, those they get nectar from, and special adaptations that help them survive. Although butterflies are the focus, we won’t ignore moths, dragonflies, other insects, or any other aspect of nature history that presents itself.

Having Fun with Fishing Basics

June 25, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Road
13662 Massena , New York
Phone: 315-705-5022
New York
Kids, come join us for Fishing Basics! Practice basic knots, games to learn casting accuracy and do’s and don’t’s, and identifying local fish and how to handle them! Dress for the weather, wear sneakers (or boots), and prepare to have fun! Bring a friend - see you soon!

Grasse River Evening Paddle

June 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Little River Boat Launch
Park St. / County Route 27
Canton , New York
Phone: 3152627325
New York
Cool down and unwind after a long summer day with an evening paddle down a calm river. We will spend some time exploring the Little River and surrounding wetlands, while providing some basic canoe/kayak tips. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or borrow one from us for free! Boats are limited. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming! Adult-sized life jackets are provided, but if you are bringing kids, please bring your own kid-sized life jackets. We will meet at 6:30pm at the boat launch next to the Park St & Canton/Pyrites Rd bridge in Canton, just south of the St.

Terrestrial Invasive Plant Management Training

June 29, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Clifton-Fine Central School
11 Hall Ave
13690 Star Lake , New York
Phone: (518) 576-2082 ext. 131
New York
Are troublesome invasive plants taking over your property? Join experts to learn how to manage common terrestrial invasive plants of the Adirondack region, including Japanese knotweed, garlic mustard, purple loosestrife, and many more! This session is free and sponsored by the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and St. Lawrence County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Wild Edible Plants Plus a Little Medicine

July 2, 2016 -
8:00am to 11:00am
Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
13680 Rensselaear Falls , New York
Phone: (315) 379-9191, ext. 232
New York
Learn some of the historic and current uses of many common wild plants, both native and naturalized. Focus is on edible plants, but will touch on herbal medicine as well. Come dressed for the weather, and for ticks, too. Led by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.

Explore Aquatic Life on the St. Lawrence

July 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
Jacques Cartier State Park
Route 12
13664 Morristown , New York
Phone: 3152627325
New York
The organisms living in the St. Lawrence River can be an excellent indicator of water quality. Join Nature Up North in exploring fish, frogs, and aquatic invertebrates at Jacques Cartier State Park. We will cast for fish, search for frogs, and use dip nets to catch larvae of dragonflies, mayflies, beetles! This program is suitable for explorers of all ages. Please bring water to drink and wear clothes/shoes that can get wet.

Wetland Plant Identification

July 9, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
13680 Rensselaear Falls , New York
Phone: (315) 322-4058
New York
We will peruse the pond and wetland edges, with some excursions into the inner portion of some wet areas (so wear footwear that you do not mind getting wet), to point out and identify wetland indicator plants.

Emerald Ash Borer Workshop on Wellesley Island

July 15, 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center at Wellesley Island State Park
44927 Cross Island Road
13640 Fineview , New York
Phone: (315) 387-3600 ext. 77254
New York
Come to beautiful Wellesley Island State Park on July 15 and learn more about a small beetle that is about to make a big impact on your life. The emerald ash borer, or EAB, known to fly 2-4 miles a season, is only a mile away from St. Lawrence County, just across the river from Massena, Ogdensburg, Waddington and Hammond. It will soon be in your community, so find out how to prepare for it, including how to potentially save some of your ash trees. The event is free and open to the public.

Home is Where the Fairies Are: Fairy House Building Workshop

July 15, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Wachtmeister Field Station
Park Street / County Route 27
13617 Canton , New York
Phone: (207)213-3935
New York
Do you want to get outdoors and do something creative? Come learn how to build your very own fairy house! Magic will surround you as you learn to build whimsical fairy houses out of objects found in nature. Included in the workshop is a 15-20 minute walk in the woods to gather supplies, which we will then use to build our own fairy houses! No prior knowledge or skill is necessary - just bring your imagination!

Adirondack Loon and Trails Center Opening Day!

July 16, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Adirondack Loon and Trails Center
47 Main Street
12983 Saranac Lake , New York
Phone: 888-749-5666x145
New York
Loon aficionados, hikers, and all Adirondack residents and visitors are invited to the opening of the Adirondack Loon and Trails Center! Visit this exciting new environmental education center to learn about Common Loons, the majestic icon of the Adirondacks, and the plans to develop a hut-to-hut trail system throughout the Park. Pick up resources for hiking, paddling, and all things outdoors, and learn about the lives of Adirondack loons through photos, videos, and much more. Perfect for visitors of all ages!

Nature Up North/TAUNY Campfire Jam featuring Barb Heller

August 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Wachtmeister Field Station
Park St. / County Route 27
Canton , New York
Phone: 315-262-7325
New York
Bring your guitar and your friends and family for a campfire sing /play -along jam featuring NCPR’s Barb Heller! Expertise NOT required...just 4 or 5 basic chords will do it. Barb will guide you through the chord changes, so just come and have a good time. We'll be playing and singing traditional campfire songs, with a few requests added. No pressure -just fun! S’more supplies are on the house. Come a few minutes early if you need help tuning up. The campfire jam will be held at the Wachtmeister Field Station at the south end of the SLU campus in Canton.

Late Summer Birding at the Nature Center

August 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
13680 Rensselaear Falls , New York
Phone: (315) 268-0150
New York
Come enjoy a late summer bird walk at Indian Creek Nature Center. Participants will view a wide variety of species on a hike through shrubland, marsh, wetland, and forest habitats along the Tower and Succession Trails. A spotting scope will be used to view birds on Lower Lake from the top of the observation tower. Bring binoculars!