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Indian Creek Nature Center

Fall Bird Walk at Indian Creek Nature Center

Event date and time
October 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM to October 12, 2019 - 10:00 PM
Address

Nature Up North - Canton, NY
770 Co Rd 14
Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
United States

Email
indiancreeknaturecenterny@gmail.com
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Event description

 

Join guest Tom Langen for some fall birding on the Indian Creek Nature Center trails. Tom is a Clarkson University Biology Professor and St. Lawrence Land Trust Board President. We will meet at 8 am on Saturday at the Indian Creek Nature Center parking area of County Route 14. Extra binoculars will be provided. 

Indian Creek Nature Center Fall Work Day

Event date and time
October 5, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Address

Indian Creek Nature Center
CR 14
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
indiancreeknaturecenterny@gmail.com
Telephone
Location
Event description

Join Indian Creek Nature Center Board members for a workday to set the Center in order for the winter. Tools will be supplied, or bring your own. There’s plenty of work for all. Donuts, coffee, and water will be supplied to volunteers. If you join after 9 am, find us out on the trails. We appreciate your help keeping these trails looking good for everyone to enjoy!

Sunday Nature Walk: Sugar Maples at Indian Creek

Event date and time
September 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Address

1125 Co Rd 14
Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
United States

Email
indiancreeknaturecenterny@gmail.com
Telephone
Location
Event description

In the face of climate change, there is recent concern about how a warming and increasingly unpredictable climate will affect both sugar maple health and maple syrup production. Join us for a walk to discuss this potential threat to sugar maples, and learn to identify a variety of maples present on the trails. You'll also hear about ongoing research at St. Lawrence University, led by Nature Up North, monitoring the impact of changing temperatures on sugar maples here in the North Country.

FRUIT TREE SPRINGTIME CARE: PRUNING, DEVELOPMENT AND RESTORATION

Event date and time
April 13, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Event description

A program to acquaint the novice as well as the more experienced fruit grower with tree care techniques from the ground up, from pruning and training young plants to renovating old, neglected trees. Master Gardener Don O’Shea, with decades of experience working with fruit trees, will share information on tree biology, pruning to enhance sound structural growth, fruit production and tree health, tool tips and mistakes to avoid. This class is free but pre-registration is required (important in case of changes due to bad weather). Call Don prior to the program date of April 13, 2019.

WINTER TRACKING

Event date and time
January 5, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Event description

The ICNC hosts a wonderful array of interesting animals and fauna throughout the year. Peter O'Shea, local naturalist and author, will lead the group in identifying various creatures by their tracks and other unique features. If snow is sufficiently deep, trackers can bring their snowshoes or borrow them from the Nature Center. If no snow, we'll scout the trails on foot. Dress appropriately.
Leader: Peter O'Shea (315) 848-2178
Date: Saturday, January 5th, 2019, 10:00 to noon.

FUNGI AT THE NATURE CENTER

Event date and time
October 6, 2018 - 10:00 AM to October 8, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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Event description

Join us at the Center as Claire Burkum shares her enthusiasm for all kinds of fungi. Participants will see lichens, shelf fungi, and probably mushrooms, and also perhaps distinguish these fungi from similar (but non-fungal) organisms like slime molds. Bring a hand lens or magnifying glass if possible. Leader: Claire Burkum, (315) 261-1884

NIGHT SKY

Event date and time
September 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM to September 29, 2018 - 10:00 PM
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Event description

Say goodbye to the summer sky with an evening of star gazing. You'll take a tour of the sky using a telescope, binoculars and the unaided eye. We'll explore the mythology behind some of the constellations, and view star clusters, the Andromeda galaxy, and Saturn. Feel free to bring your own binoculars.

FALL WARBLERS AND OTHER MIGRANTS

Event date and time
September 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Email
mbwarburton@verizon.net
Telephone
Event description

Come enjoy a fall bird walk at Indian Creek Nature Center. Participants will view a wide variety of species on a hike through shrubland, marsh, wetland, and forest habitats along the Tower and Succession Trails. A spotting scope will be used to view birds on Lower Lake from the top of the observation tower. Bring binoculars!

Asters, Goldenrods, and Other Fall Flowering Plants

Event date and time
September 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Address

Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 Co Rd 14
Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
United States

Email
ritzko@northnet.org
Telephone
Location
Event description

Join Anne Johnson at for a stroll along the edges of the ponds and marsh at Indian Creek Nature Center to look at and identify late flowering plants. Please meet at Nature Center Parking area in Rensselaer Falls. 

Photo: purplestem aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum), Melissa Burchard