Tag: Nature Night

Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: NY Breeding Bird Atlas, Feb 17

 

The Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night for February is NY Breeding Bird Atlas with Kathryn Schneider, on February 17th.  

Do you ever watch birds? Do you wonder how scientist collect breeding bird data across the entire state with limited resources? Join CLC and Kathryn Schneider to learn about the 3rd NY Breeding Bird Atlas, a statewide community science project that monitors breeding birds. Learn why the project is so important to birds, what has been found so far, and how you too can get involved.  Kathryn will also talk about her new book, Birding the Hudson Valley, which highlights great places to get started bird watching in the area.

Kathryn Schneider grew up in Claverack, New York, attending Hudson High School and then Cornell and Princeton universities, where she completed a PhD. She taught college courses in general biology and ornithology at the University of Richmond and later at Hudson Valley Community College. Returning to Columbia County in 1986, she directed the NY Natural Heritage Program for 14 years as well as conducting bird surveys for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. She is the past President of the New York State Ornithological Association, a former member of the Columbia County Environmental Management Council, and a Columbia Land Conservancy Volunteer. She currently co-chairs the Steering Committee for the current Breeding Bird Atlas Project.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 17, 2022 / 5:30 – 7pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to Learn about Wildlife

 

The Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night for January is Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to Learn about Wildlife, on the 20th.  

Have you ever wondered what our wildlife neighbors are doing when we’re not watching? Join CLC and wildlife camera specialist Sally Naser, of CR Wildlife Cams to learn how trail cameras work, tips on where to set them up and how to get started in your own backyard. Sally will share stories from the field, including beautiful photos and videos of wildlife in western and central Massachusetts.

Sally Naser is the Director of Conservation Restriction Stewardship for The Trustees of Reservations in Massachusetts. She’s a skilled camera trapper who consults with other camera trappers to help them capture a glimpse of, as she says, “what goes bump in the night”. She also collaborates with private landowners and conservation organizations, using the images captured with trail cameras to identify the wildlife on their land and make informed management decisions.

DATE/TIME: January 20, 2022 / 5:30 – 7pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

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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

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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. 

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night Discussion, Mar 12

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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for the March Nature Night with Sarah Chase and Jordan Schmidt of Chaseholm Farm on Thursday, March 12.

This farmer-nutritionist duo will discuss their holistic management practices on their organic grass-fed dairy in Pine Plains where they tend not only to the cows but also to the grass that feeds them and the soil that feeds the grass. They will share more on this grass and soil-based focus and discuss the important correlation between regenerative agriculture and good nutrition.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 12, 2020 / 5:30 – 7:30pm 

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

COST/REGISTRATION: Free
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