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2014 MOSSY BANK PARK PROGRAMS
May 3, 2014 (Saturday, 7:00 AM)- BIRDS and BREAKFAST - Come to the annual peak migration birdwalk, and then enjoy a pancake breakfast. Avoid bright colored clothes and bring binoculars. We should get views of the nesting Bald Eagles, warblers and other avian delights. Walk will be led by Randy Weidner. Meet at the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park. Event is free but donations gratefully accepted.
June 14, 2014 (Saturday, Noon) - PROTECTING OUR BEES - Immediately following the dedication ceremony for the new park restroom and recreational facilities, stay and learn the latest buzz on bees. Peter Sieling has been advising bee-keepers for years and will be sharing his knowledge by lecture and demonstration. This free program will begin at noon at the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank.
July 12, 2014 (Saturday, 1:00 PM)- DRAGONS and DAMSELS - Come see the modern descendants of an ancient order of insects, learn about their lifestyle, and marvel at their delicate beauty. Randy Weidner will present this free program at the Mossy Bank Park Pond pavilion.
August 14, 2014 (Thursday 7:00 PM) - THE NATURAL WORLD THROUGH ART AND STORYTELLING - Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park for a free presentation by local Native American artist, Eli Thomas, to hear his unique perspective on our natural surroundings.
September 13, 2014 (Saturday 10:00 AM) - FOREST MANAGEMENT OPTIONS for YOUR PROPERTY- Wondering about which trees to cut when? Or maybe you are considering some tree plantings. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park and ask DEC Forester Greg Muller.
October 18,2014 (Saturday, 10:00 AM) - BOBCATS and FISHERS in STEUBEN COUNTY - Anyone who has seen these secretive predators wants to know more about them. If you have never seen one, come learn what you are missing. DEC’s wildlife biologist Scott Smith conducts this informational program.