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Program days and times vary. All are open to the public, free of charge.


April 27, 2019 - Saturday, 10:00 AM - BEARS

Their winter's sleep is over and the bears are out and about. They're big; they're strong; and they deserve respect, but not necessarily fear. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park to hear DEC's Kelly Raab discuss the habits of these largest local mammals, and understand how we can share the woods with them without conflict.

May 4, 2019 – Saturday 7:00 AM - BIRDS and BREAKFAST

Get up early with the birds and meet at the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park for the annual bird walk and pacake breakfast. Bring binoculars, wear dull colored clothes, and walk the trails to see migrating warblers and other birds of forest and field. Oh yes, we have eagles nesting again so I'll bring a spotting scope.


Join Ron Good and Dawn Sutherlin at Ted Markham Nature Center for an introduction to the nature photography contest to be held July 20. The photographers will advise the prospective participants on various aspects of composition and other important considerations, and rules and dates will be given for later display of your work. Photographers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

June 6, 2019 – Thursday 7:00 PM - The BEAUTY of BIRDS, BUGS, AND BUTTERFLIES

This evening program at the Ted Markham Nature Center features Wellsville photographer/historian Craig Braack who will bedazzle us with his photographs of bling on the wing. Colorful warblers, metallic dragonflies, and fantastically patterned butterflies are part of Nature’s flying kaleidoscope, and Craig has captured some of the best.

July 20, 2019 – Saturday 10:00 AM - NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW and CONTEST

Having had two months to locate and photograph something of interest, it is time to display the work of our photographers at the Ted Markham NATURE Center where Ron Good and Dawn Sutherlin will review their work. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion.

August 10, 2019 – Saturday 10:00 AM - OUR POLLINATOR MEADOW and PRAIRIES OF NEW YORK STATE

Mossy Bank Park started a pollinator meadow at the pond site three years ago. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center to hear retired forester Jim Peek discuss prairie habitats in New York with an opportunity to visit our pollinator meadow afterward.

September 21, 2019 – Saturday 10:00 AM - FOXES

Carnivores are critical components of a healthy ecosystem and none are more prevalent than foxes. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center and hear Andy Barbato discuss the life history and other details concerning these sly local canids.

October 10, 2019 – Thursday 7:00 PM - FIRE MANAGEMENT AND FIRE PREVENTION IN NYS

Forest Ranger Tim Carpenter from DEC will discuss the current status of fire management in NYS, prescribed burns, the importance of fire prevention, and measures the landowner can take to avoid conflagrations.