Tag: Nature

Winter Hike/Snowshoe Adventure at Hand Hollow Conservation Are, Feb 4


Join Whale of a Trail and the Columbia Land Conservancy for a Snowshoe Adventure at the Hand Hollow Conservation area on Saturday, February 4th.

There is so much to enjoy about being outdoors in the winter season despite the cold temperatures. Come learn about the science of snow, winter outdoor safety, navigation, identifying animal activity and more. In the event there is not enough snow, we will enjoy a winter hike.

Some snowshoe experience is recommended for this adventure.

Things to bring: Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear, and water. Snowshoes will be provided, but please bring your own if you have them.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 4, 2023 / 1:30pm – 3pm

LOCATION: Hand Hollow Conservation Area
4079 County Route 9
East Chatham, NY

COST/REGISTRATION:
Free
Registration is required. Contact Jenifer Rosete at Jenifer.Rosete@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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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Quest Hike at Drowned Lands, Dec 7

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Roe Jan Library as we hike the Nature Quest trail at Drowned Lands Swamp Conservation Area and learn about the animals that live there. Nature Quest booklets will be provided where we will be collecting stamps of different wetland creatures that can be found there.

What to expect? A short walk along the Wetland Trail as we search for each Nature Quest stop.

Things to bring? Water and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 / 1:15pm – 2:30

LOCATION: Drowned Lands Swamp Conservation Area
645 County Route 3

COST/REGISTRATION: free
Register here

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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 & Cornell Cooperative ‘Star Lore’ Event, Nov 15

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Cornell Cooperative Extension at Ooms Conservation Area to explore the night sky on Tuesday, November 15th. Human cultures have directed their gaze towards the heavens for thousands of years. Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley will guide for a night of learning about the importance of the stars, the moon, and the darkness of night for Northeastern Native Peoples.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. All are welcome for this fun family event!

Things to bring: Water, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, binoculars.

Difficulty level: We will be walking the Pond Loop up to the overlook. These trails include inclines, loose gravel, roots, mowed grass paths, and may be muddy if it’s recently rained. 

Questions? Please contact Jenifer Rosete at Jenifer.Rosete@clctrust.org

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 / 5pm – 6:30pm

LOCATION: Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037

COST/REGISTRATION: $15
Register here

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

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Howard Blue’s Book Talk & Guided Tour of Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Oct 1

Join Constitution Marsh Audubon Center on Oct 1st with Author and Copake Town Historian, Howard Blue, for a two-part program based on his book The Man Who Sold Superman to the World.  At 2:00 pm, a book talk and signing will take place at the Copake Grange, followed by a guided tour* at Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center & Sanctuary. 

Carroll Rheinstrom’s first came to Copake as a Boy Scout in 1918; later he bought 9 acres which grew to 1000. Learn about Rheinstrom Hill’s history; Carroll’s two publishing industry careers; his role as DC Comics representative to foreign publishers; his battles with the anti-comics movement; Superman comic books entry into foreign lands. 

DATE / TIME: Saturday, October 1, 2022 / 2pm

  • Book Talk & Signing at 2:00 pm:  Copake Grange
  • Guided Tour & Refreshments at Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center & Sanctuary at approximately 3:30 PM:  
  • A rain date for the guided tour at Rheinstrom Hill will be October 2nd at 1:00 pm.*

LOCATION: Copake Grange
628 Empire Rd,
Copake, NY 
(Near the Copake Clock, just behind the Clock Tower Pub & Grill) NOTE! Most navigation systems don’t work properly with this address.

LOCATION: Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center
225 Cambridge Rd,
Hillsdale, NY 12529
(Take Center Hill Rd. to Craryville, go east onto the northerly Cambridge Rd. Take Rheinstrom Hill to the end.)

REGISTER: Online here

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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.

MORE:
http://clctrust.org
facebook.com/ColumbiaLandConservancy

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

 

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