Tag: Nature

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

 

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Roeliff Jansen Library presents ‘BATS with Robyn Niver’, Jan 14

The Roeliff Jansen Library presents ‘BATS with Robyn Niver’ on Thursday, January 14th. Zoom in with Robyn Niver, bat biologist and the USFWS Northeast Region’s bat specialist for the Indiana bat and northern long-eared bat. Robyn will walk us through why bats are threatened and what we can do to help.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 14, 2021 / 6pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: Visit http://www.roejanlibrary.org/kids-events/ for Zoom login information

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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:

unnamedBobolinks Are Back

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.

The Fish Are Biting!unnamed (2)

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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info@clctrust.org
518.392.5252

 

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Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center Presents ‘Nocturnal Animals and Night Hike’, Mar 9

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Join Mud Creek and Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District (www.ccswcd.org) on Monday, March 9th for an educational program about northeastern nocturnal animals.

Pamela Price, Certified Wildlife Biologist and Education Program Coordinator at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center will give a brief talk about our common, but seldom seen, nocturnal neighbors and the adaptations that allow them to navigate their nighttime world. Afterward, head out to explore the Mud Creek trail, search for nocturnal animals and test your own night vision – or lack thereof.

*****Please dress for the weather*****

DATE/TIME: Monday, March 9, 2020 / 6:30pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center
1024 Route 66
Ghent, NY 12075

ADMISSION: Free
Registration Appreciated – please call 518-267-3313 and speak to Pamela Price.

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Columbia Land Conservancy Book Club – Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers, Feb 25

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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for ‘Where The Wild Books Are’, a book club meeting on Tuesday, February 25. During this meeting the club will be discussing Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers by Ben Goldfarb.

According to the Goodreads description, “In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers”―including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens―recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it’s about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.”

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 / 5:30 – 7:30pm

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

 

COST/REGISTRATION: Free

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info@clctrust.org
518.392.5252

 

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