Tag: bird watching

Olana Exhibit, Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape

The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, presents Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape, the first winter exhibition at Olana State Historic Site. The exhibition, shown primarily in the Sharp Family Gallery at Olana, highlights Frederic Church’s iceberg sketches from his 1859 intrepid voyage to the Arctic.

Risking his life, Church chartered a ship to the treacherous waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador—an area known as Iceberg Alley—on a mission that made him the first American artist to explore the region for the purpose of painting icebergs, a landmark event in the history of art. The exhibit includes photographs and historic texts which Church collected about icebergs and Arctic exploration, as well as the work of four contemporary artists who contemplate the wonder and fragility of Earth’s polar environments during our period of climate change.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, November 20, 2022 – March 26, 2023
The exhibition is open to the public by reservation, Friday – Sunday

LOCATION: Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

COST/REGISTRATION: $10
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2022 Olana Plein Air Festival, Sep 24

Join Olana on Saturday, September 24th for a full day of outdoor painting with old friends and new ones.

During this day-long painting festival open to people of all skill levels, participants are invited to join other artists in Olana’s 250-acre landscape to paint outdoors amidst the expansive vistas of Frederic Church’s home and studio. Please bring your own art supplies and materials. Registrants will receive a gift bag filled with goodies, a special plein air painting map and early access to set up their easels overlooking Olana’s famous views.

Deepen your painting skills by registering for artist-led workshops offered throughout the day by professional teaching artists including William Low, Dominique Medici, Eileen Murphy, Mario Robinson, and others.

This event is held in partnership between Drawing America and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

YOU WILL NEED ONE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IN ADDITION TO ANY WORKSHOP TICKETS YOU PURCHASE. (You only need one GA ticket for the day regardless of how many workshops you enroll in.)

Tickets include a free tote bag with goodies from sponsors.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 24, 2022 / 7am – 7pm

LOCATION: Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

COST/REGISTRATION: $25
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Labor Day Weekend Bird Walk w/ Alan Devoe Bird Club at Olana, Sep 3

Get your binoculars ready for this Labor Day Weekend Bird Walk Olana on Saturday, September 3rd.

Join the Alan Devoe Bird Club on an exploration through Olana’s artist-designed landscape while keeping eyes and ears open for local birds. Learn more about local bird species, habitats, and behaviors with Dr. William Cook, Professor Emeritus at Columbia-Greene Community College and the Curator of C-GCC’s Natural History Museum.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 3, 2022 / 8am

LOCATION: Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

COST/REGISTRATION: FREE
Advanced registration required
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The Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb 19

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy on Saturday February 19th at Ooms Conservation Area in Chatham, and experienced birder Will Yandik for a morning counting birds!

Bring binoculars, wear weather appropriate clothing: layers, hat, gloves, warm shoes

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

DATE/TIMESaturday, February 19, 2022 / 8am

LOCATIONOoms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Rd.
Chatham, NY 12037

COST/REGISTRATION:
Free
Registration is required. Visit clctrust.org to register.

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Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY
info@clctrust.org
518.392.5252

 

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night Discussion, Jan 21

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy staff and Becca Rodomsky-Bish, Project Leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and learn about the common birds around Columbia County in winter and how you can help scientists by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) coming up in February. Becca will discuss the importance of the data collected during the GBBC and how scientists are using it to better understand bird populations. There will be an overview of how to use eBird to collect the data that weekend and all year long.

Becca Rodomsky-Bish is Project Leader for Nest Quest Go! and Great Backyard Bird Count at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her background is in environmental education and she feels her work with the GBBC is a great way to engage backyard bird watchers and help guide people in creating bird-friendly home and yards. She has an M.S. in Environmental studies from Antioch University.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 21, 2021 / 5:30 – 7:30pm 

LOCATION: This virtual event will be held on Zoom. 

COST/REGISTRATION: Free
You must pre-register to receive the login information. Click here to register.

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