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Indian Creek Nature Center

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

Geologic Features of the North Country

Event date and time
August 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Event description

Join John Bursnall, Geology professor at St. Lawrence University, for a unique trip that will explore the fascinating geology of the area between Canton and Gouverneur. Meet John at the Main Entrance of Indian Creek Nature Center to begin a journey that will include visiting several rock outcroppings and road cuts along State Routes 11, 58, and a few others. John will explain the formations and participants will get close-up looks at some unique and beautiful rocks. This trip will be longer than others in the past to allow for exploring spots that are rarely visited.

Wild Edible Plants, Plus a Little Medicine

Event date and time
July 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Address

1125 Co Rd 14
Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
United States

Location
Event description

Learn some of the historic and current uses of many common wild plants, both native and naturalized. Focus is on edible plants, but will touch on herbal medicine as well. Come dressed for the weather, and for ticks, too.
Leader: Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, (315) 379-9191, ext. 232.
Date: Saturday, July 21st from 8:00 – 11:00

Moth Night at Indian Creek Nature Center

Event date and time
July 18, 2018 - 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Address

1125 County Route 14
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Telephone
Location
Event description

In conjunction with National Moth Night, Indian Creek will be hosting an exploration of moth diversity at the Nature Center. We will set up a black light and discuss the major features of the many different groups of moths that we see.
Leader: Ray Erickson (315) 379-9235
Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 9:00 - ?

Photo: Luna moth, shared by Lyndsay LaBarge

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Event date and time
July 1, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Email
natdisc@gmail.com
Telephone
Event description

A leisurely walk at Indian Creek Nature Center to discover what butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies are out and about. As we seek out the colorful butterflies, we’ll discuss adaptations that help them survive, the plants they lay eggs on, and those they get nectar from. Some dragonflies and damselflies will be breeding nearby in a shallow pond. We’ll learn about their lives as we observe their fascinating behaviors. Meet at the end of the access road (note DEC Sign) about a mile north (towards Canton) of the nature center drive on the east side of Rt. 14.

Winter Tracking at Indian Creek Nature Center - rescheduled!

Event date and time
February 3, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Telephone
Location
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 and please call to register. Photo: Snowshoe hare tracks in snow, Luke Harvey.

Late Summer Birding at the Nature Center

Event date and time
August 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Address

Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
Rensselaear Falls, NY 13680
United States

Email
mbwarton@verizon.net
Telephone
Location
Event description

Come enjoy a late summer 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!

Wetland Plant Identification

Event date and time
July 9, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Address

Indian Creek Nature Center
1125 County Route 14
Rensselaear Falls, NY 13680
United States

Telephone
Location
Event description

We will peruse the pond and wetland edges, with some excursions into the inner portion of some wet areas (so wear footwear that you do not mind getting wet), to point out and identify wetland indicator plants.