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Thursday, October 5, 7:00pm – NYSDEC Winter Raptor Surveys

Do you love birdwatching and want to be a part of a conservation effort while doing it? Then theNYSDEC Winter Raptor Surveys are for you! The NYSDEC is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. Our main goal is to identify habitat used by threatened Northern harriers (Circus hudsonius) and endangered Short-eared owls (Asio flammeus) during their nonbreeding, wintering period. Stationary surveys are conducted from mid-November to late April and take place1 hour before sunset to 30 minutes after (1.5 hours total). You are welcome to participate in asmany or as few surveys as you can/want! All ages and experiences are welcome to participate! NYSDEC biologist, Amy Mahar, and NYSDEC technician, Elena Greco, will be holding a presentation with more information on October 5 th at Mossy Bank Park (Ted Markham Nature Center, 6732 Mossy Bank Park Road, Bath, NY 14810), starting at 7 PM. We hope to see you there! If you can’t make it to the presentation but are interested in learning more, please feel free to reach out to Elena Greco (O: 585-226-5458, C: 585-764-7627, Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

Thursday, October 12, 7:00pm – Insects: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Three quarters of all animals are insects, and they function in every conceivable way in natural ecosystems. Come to the Ted Markham Nature Center at Mossy Bank Park and hear Susan Walker teach us which are friend and which are foe.