We have a summer of fun planned for people of all ages and interests! Take a look below, and be sure to scroll to the bottom for some ongoing programs happening throughout the summer. We look forward to seeing you at a few of our events!
Birding Hike Saturday June 30, 9:30 AM Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road Rensselaerville, NY
Join local birder and member, Philippa Dunne, for a hike to listen to the calls of our avian friends. To register, please email email@example.com $5 suggested donation; members and children under 12 free.
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Hike-a-Thon Saturday, July 21; 10:30 AM Meet at Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road Rensselaerville, NY
Come hike the Huyck as part of MHLC's annual Hike-a-thon event! Kelly Martin, local animal rehabilitator, will lead participants on a light walk and then conclude with a close look at her rescued animals. All welcome! Head to www.mohawkhudson.org/hike-a-thon-2018 for more details including how to register to participate in the full day of activities!
Pot-Luck and Evening Hike at Lake Myosotis Beach Friday, July 27; 6:30 PM Lake Myosotis Beach
Enjoy a relaxing evening with community members and friends with a shared meal at the lake and evening hike on the night of the full moon. We will provide beef and veggie burgers as well as s'mores for toasting. We hope you join us for this fun mid-summer event! All welcome. Please bring a dish to share.
Science Symposium & Environmental Monitoring Workshop Saturday, August 4; 1:00-4:00 PM Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road Rensselaerville, NY
Join us for a round-table discussion about environmental monitoring led by experts in the field.
Exploring Geology Saturday, August 25; 10:00 AM Meet at Visitor's Center | 5052 Delaware Turnpike, Rensselaerville, NY 12147
The rocks of Rensselaerville record local history from long before dinosaurs. Explore the local geology and deep-time history on a walk along the falls with Dr. Charles Ver Straeten of the New York State Museum. Semi-rugged walk; sturdy footwear required. $5 suggested donation; members and children under 12 free.
Thursday Night Lecture Series July 5, 12, & 19; August 9, 16, & 23 Pot-luck 6:30 PM | Lecture 7:00 PM Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147
July 5 Prioritizing Invasive Species Management in the Region Mary Beth Kolozsvary, Ph.D. of Siena College and Jennifer Dean, Ph.D. of NYS DEC and NY Natural Heritage Program July 12 Remote Sensing of White Spruce Phenology Clare Gaffey of SUNY Albany July 19 Carrion Beetle Habitat Utilization Carmen Greenwood, Ph.D. of SUNY Cobleskill July 26 Recent Developments in Earthworm Distribution at the Huyck Preserve and Upstate New York Rebecca Pinder, Ph.D. of Columbia-Greene Community College August 9 Cactus-like Photosynthesis in an Aquatic Lycophyte Jacob Suissa of Harvard University August 16 People of the Waters That Are Never Still - A Brief History of the Mohican Nation Charlie Burgess, RPA August 23 Altruism, Relatedness, and Sociality: Unraveling the Evolutionary Story of the 'Hive Mind' in Bees Meghan Barrett of Drexel University
Gather at the Eldridge Research Center most Thursday nights in July and August for an engaging lecture series following a communal pot-luck meal. Learn from Huyck researchers and collaborators and enjoy a night out with our greater community. Please bring a dish to share or a $5 suggested donation.
Wildlife Family Hour Tuesdays at 10:30 AM: July 10, 17, 24 & 31; August 7, & 14 Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147
Make Tuesday mornings even better with nature walks, basic plant identification, and close-up encounters with wild animals! This program is run by local wildlife rehabilitator, Kelly Martin.
Family Story Time at the Lake with Rensselaerville Library Wednesday at 4:30 PM: July 11 & 25; August 15 & 29 Lake Myosotis Beach
What better way to spend a mid-week summer afternoon than to enjoy stories at the Lake!
Cover photo by Laurin Trainer
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