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


April 21, 2018 - Saturday, 10:00 AM - Earth Day Start-up Program

Have you heard the buzz? Native pollinators are all the rage, and essential elements of the natural environment. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park to hear Paige Muniz, an expert in bee diversity and systematics from the McArt Lab of Cornell’s Pollinator Project, tell us about our native pollinators.

May 12, 2018 – Saturday 7:00 AM - Annual Bird Walk and Breakfast

Spring bird migration should be in full swing so get up early and join Randy Weidner on the Mossy Bank Park trails to see the show. As usual, after the hike, all attendees are welcome to a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee at the Ted Markham Nature Center.

June 2, 2018 – Saturday 10:00 AM - Fly-tying

There is a long tradition of tying fur and feathers on a hook to imitate insects and catch fish. If you want to learn how this is done, join Finger Lakes fly-fisherman Ron Good at the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park and he will teach you how to tie one on. Ron will demonstrate three beginner’s flies, good for trout, bass, or panfish. Materials provided or bring your own.

June 7, 2018 – Thursday evening, 7:00 PM - Local Geomorphology

As you look out from the Mossy Bank Park Overlook, did you ever wonder just how that landscape of rounded hills, ‘U’-shaped valleys, and the even-elevation hilltops came to be? The explanation involves the deep history of the region, and Peter Robbins will be at the Ted Markham Nature Center to tell us all about it.

July 28, 2018 - Saturday, 10:00 AM - Timber Rattlesnakes

There may be only one native venomous snake in our region, and he is a fascinating fellow. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park and DEC’s Madeleine Alfieri will teach us about the Timber Rattlesnake. You may be surprised to learn this rattling reptile has much more to fear from us, than we have to fear from him.

August 18, 2018 – Saturday, 10:00 AM - Nature Photography for Children (and Adults)

Almost everyone has access to a camera these days. Come to the pavilion at the Mossy Bank Park Pond, bring your cameras or cell phones, and get some great pointers from photographers Ron Good and Dawn Sutherlin. Along with the usual pond-side subjects, Tanglewood Nature Center will provide live birds for you to photograph.

September 29, 2018 – Saturday, 10:00 AM - Fall Colors

The great natural color show is about to begin. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park and hear forester Jim Peek explain just how deciduous trees in autumn produce this dazzling natural attraction.

October 11, 2018 – Thursday, 7:00 PM - Native Moon

The moon has always been a source of fascination to cultures everywhere, and Native America is no exception. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park to hear Ronnie Reitter, a Seneca story teller, share her cultures’ view of the moon and night sky through stories and legends. Dress for the weather, as the program might involve a walk, bonfire, and/or telescope.