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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: Gardening for Pollinators, Apr 15

Can’t tell a milkweed from a monarda? Want to attract pollinators to your yard, but aren’t sure where to start? Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Tim Kennelty to learn more about how to create pollinator habitat!

Pollinators including bees, butterflies, moths, flies and beetles provide an ecological service that is essential to the health of our environment. Yet with habitat loss, climate change, and the increase of invasive species, the threat to pollinators has never been greater. This talk will provide an introduction to the basics on pollinators, as well as the plants you can incorporate into your garden to support them.

Tim Kennelty is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteer through Cornell Cooperative Extension. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Land Conservancy. He has gardened in Columbia County for more than 30 years and has developed a passion for preserving native species and combating exotic invasive plants.  He has been involved in a multi-year habitat restoration project at the Siegel-Kline Kill public conservation area in Ghent, New York.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 15, 2021 / 5:30 – 7pm 

LOCATION: Virtual event will be held on Zoom

COST/REGISTRATION: Free
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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
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What’s Happening Outside w/ Columbia Land Conservancy

The Columbia Land Conservancy has been great about keeping us updated on outdoor activities. Here’s a recent sampling:

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Visit Ooms and Overmountain Conservation Areas and you may hear a familiar call – the bobolink! Back in Columbia County for the summer, these birds are here to nest and love the grasslands, so it’s more important now than ever to keep your dog on a leash while visiting these places.

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You may see some new visitors at Overmountain Conservation Area! CLC is leasing land to Cowberry Crossing Farm who are grazing sheep there. The grazing helps to maintain historic pasture and improve habitat for wildlife.

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It’s that time of year again – fishing season! Whether you’re fishing for bass, trout, or just want to wet a line, several CLC Public Conservation Areas offer fishing for your enjoyment. Permits are now being offered online.

unnamed (3)Hike Five Challenge

Fun for friends, family, with your pet, or solo – hike at least five of our Public Conservation Areas and we’ll send you a prize! Click here to learn more.

 

LOCATION: Columbia Land Conservancy Office
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

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Support Our Farming Community

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The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) has some great ideas to support our farming community during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those ideas is purchasing food from local farms.

New York State considers farms and farmers markets to be essential during this time. Local farms are still open, but you may have to be flexible to purchase their products. Find your favorite farms online or call to see if they are taking pre-orders for pick up or offering delivery services while we all practice social distancing. CLC has created a directory of Columbia County Farms to find available local farm products.

Another idea is to sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. CSA memberships offset some of a farmer’s early operational costs and allow them to invest in their growing season, while you enjoy fresh food as it is ready for harvest. Click here to find a CSA near you.

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Columbia Land Conservancy Offers Free Online Activities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CLC is working to create new virtual content offerings.

April Little Explorers: Virtual Vernal Pool Exploration!

Follow along with Heidi Bock, CLC’s Conservation Education Manager, as she explores the vernal pools at Harris Conservation Area!

Click here to listen to A Salamander’s Life by John Himmelman

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