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Indian Creek Nature Center

Winter Tracking at Indian Creek Nature Center - rescheduled!

Event date and time
February 3, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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The ICNC hosts a wonderful array of interesting animals and fauna throughout the year. Peter O'Shea, local naturalist and author, will lead the group in identifying various creatures by their tracks and other unique features. If snow is sufficiently deep, trackers can bring their snowshoes or borrow them from the nature Center. If no snow, we'll scout the trails on foot. Dress appropriately and please call to register. Photo: Snowshoe hare tracks in snow, Luke Harvey.

Late Summer Birding at the Nature Center

Event date and time
August 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
Rensselaear Falls, NY 13680
United States

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mbwarton@verizon.net
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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!

Wetland Plant Identification

Event date and time
July 9, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
Rensselaear Falls, NY 13680
United States

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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.

Wild Edible Plants Plus a Little Medicine

Event date and time
July 2, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
Rensselaear Falls, NY 13680
United States

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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.

Butterflies at Indian Creek Nature Center

Event date and time
June 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
Rensselaear Falls, NY 13680
United States

Email
natdisc@gmail.com
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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.

Vernal Plants Exploration

Event date and time
May 7, 2016 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Address

Indian Creek Nature Center East Entrance
County Rte. 14
Rensselaer Falls, NY
United States

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Springtime in the forest – a time to greet new greenery and blooms. Join naturalist Don O'Shea at the East Entrance to celebrate this event with a survey of the wildflowers, forbs and trees along the Wildflower Loop. Please call before May 6th to register and get a possible rain date. Dress for possible brushy and wet areas.

Birding at the Nature Center

Event date and time
August 15, 2015 - 7:30 AM
Address

Indian Creek Nature Center
County Rte 14
Rensselaer Falls, NY
United States

Email
mbwarburton@verizon.net
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Event description

Come enjoy a bird walk at Indian Creek Nature Center. Participants will view a wide variety of 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 the Lower Lake from the top of the observation tower. Bring binoculars!

Canoe/Kayak the Marsh

Event date and time
June 28, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Address

DEC Middle Access Road - Upper and Lower Lakes
County Rte 14
Rensselaer Falls, NY
United States

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Bring your own canoe/kayak, life jackets, and a whistle. Meet at DEC's middle access road on CR 14. This is 1.6mi from from Rt. 68 and 2.5mi from Rensselaer Falls.