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2016 MOSSY BANK PARK PROGRAMS
April 23, 2016 – Saturday, 10:00 AM Bats by Valerie Mitchell
Have you noticed there are fewer bats than in the past? For the reasons why and many more fascinating facts about these featherless flyers, come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park on Earth Day weekend to hear 2014 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry grad Valerie Mitchell, currently an Environmental Technician at TRC Solutions in Clifton Park, NY.
May 7, 2016 – Saturday, 7:00 AM Birds and Breakfast with Randy Weidner
Warblers and other migrants will be returning and we will walk the upper trails at Mossy Bank Park to see and hear them. Bring binoculars and avoid brightly colored clothes. After our last stop to see the nesting Bald Eagles we return to the Ted Markham Nature Center for pancakes, sausage and maple syrup. Yes, it is early, but that’s when the birds are most active!
June 30, 2016 – Thursday 7:00 PM Our National Parks A (Acadia) to Z (Zion) by Craig Braack
This year marks the 100th anniversary of “America’s Best Idea”, the creation of our National Park system. Allegheny Co. NY historian, birder, and photographer Craig Braack has been to most of these national gems and is willing to share a taste of many of them with this celebratory evening program at the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park.
July 9, 2016 – Saturday 10:00 AM Ticks and Disease by Andy Barbato
If you have spent time outdoors in field or forest, you probably have noticed more and more the presence of ticks on you or your pets. What are the risks for disease? As climate warms will this get worse? DEC Wildlife Technician and Cornell Natural Resource Management grad Andy Barbato will tell you what you need to know at the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park.
August 7, 2016 – Sunday, anytime between 1:00 – 4:00 PM Forest Fun Facts Mossy Bank Park Committee
Bring the whole family to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park and work as a team to discover Nature, follow a trail, and solve a puzzle, all the time learning some fun facts. Entertaining for young and old alike!
September 8, 2016 – Thursday 7:00 PM Effects of Invasive Species by Randy Weidner
From surveying flowering plants at Mossy Bank Park, park naturalist Randy Weidner has found a full one third are alien plants, not native to North America. How did such a situation arise and what does this mean for native organisms? Randy Weidner will provide some insights at this program at the Ted Markham Nature center.
October 1, 2016 – Saturday 10:00 AM Woods Walk Mossy Bank Committee
Enjoy the crisp air, fall colors, and light exercise of an autumn woods walk from the Ted Markham Nature Center around the trails of Mossy Bank Park. There should be spectacular views, fall flowers, mushrooms, and you never know what else to discover.