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Program days and times vary. All are open to the public, free of charge.
2017 MOSSY BANK PARK PROGRAMS
April 22, 2017 – Saturday at 10:00 AM. Special Earth Day Program
What looks like a pterodactyl in flight, nests colonially in tree tops, and feeds in wetlands?
Great Blue Herons of course! Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park for a great
photographic presentation featuring these magnificent birds by Rick Bunting, nature photographer from
Bainbridge, NY. Rick has followed a colony near his home and is full of heron information.
May 6, 2017 – Saturday at 7:00 AM. Birds and Breakfast
Get up early, come to Mossy Bank Park, and take the guided walk with Randy Weidner to find
what birds are migrating through. Should be good for warblers and hopefully there’s the nesting Bald
Eagles. After the walk, stop in for a complimentary breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice.
June 17, 2017 – Saturday at 10:00 AM Whooo’s There
Owls are among the most interesting of birds. Join Madeline Alfieri, from the DEC’s Wildlife
Division at the Ted Markham Nature Center in Mossy Bank Park to hear a program about these
fascinating nocturnal creatures. If possible, she will bring live owls.
July 27, 2017 – Thursday evening, 7:00 PM Garden Insects; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
You find a ‘bug’ on your plants. What do you do? The answer is NOT just kill it. Come to
the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park to find out what you should do from Co-operative
Extension’s Master Gardener adviser Stephanie Mehlenbacher.
August 12, 2017 – Saturday at 10:00 AM Woodland Mushrooms with a Fun Guy
If you walk through the woods with an eye on the ground, you cannot help but notice a
variety of weird looking members of the Kingdom Fungi. Join Randy Weidner and learn more about
these strange life-forms. For success, pray for a wet summer!
September 21, 2017 – Thursday at 7:00 PM Geomorphology at Mossy Bank Park
As you look down on the surrounding countryside from the Mossy Bank Overlook, what do
you see? I’ll bet a geologist like Steve Knapp sees a lot more than you could imagine. Come to the Ted
Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park and learn about the geologic history of this great view.
October 7, 2017 – Saturday at 10:00 AM Bats in more than Belfrys
Bring the family to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park and join Mark and
Valerie Mitchell to learn how you can help house endangered bats. Materials for construction of your
very own bat house will be available to the first 10 families, cost to be determined.