Upcoming Programs and Events
Fall 2022 & Winter 2023 Public Programs!
Outdoor programs continue with mask and social distancing protocols until further notice. We recognize that COVID-19 continues to impact our communities. We encourage everyone to put safety first and mask wearing will be mandatory for all programs unless stated otherwise by leader(s). We reserve the right to ask you to leave the program should you not have/wear a mask.
Please check our website, Facebook, or Instagram for updates on environmental education programs. Public programs are provided free of charge by volunteer naturalists and educators.
New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) - Photo by A. Johnson
All programs take place at Indian Creek Nature Center, meeting at the main entrance parking area off County Route 14 unless otherwise noted. Please RSVP for programs by contacting us with your name and group size.
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Annual Bird Seed Sale
Order by Date: Friday, October 7
Pickup Date: Saturday, October 22, 9:00am-12:00pm
The birdseed sale is one of the fundraisers for the ICNC and we need your financial support! Your purchases are, in part, a contribution toward maintenance and overhead at ICNC.
Fall Bird Walk
Date: Saturday, October 15, 8:00am-10:00am
Rain Date: Sunday, October 16, 8:00am-10:00am
Join us for some fall birding on the Indian Creek Nature Center trails! This bird walk will be led by Susan Wilson. Extra binoculars will be provided, if needed. Please RSVP for this event.
Leader: Susan Wilson
Asters, Goldenrods, and other Fall Flowering Plants
Date: Saturday, September 24, 9:00am–11:30am
Join us for a fall wildflower walk on the trails at the center. We’ll stroll along the edges of the ponds and marsh to look at and identify late flowering plants.
Leader: Anne Johnson
Autumn Night Sky
Date: Saturday, October 1, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Rain/Cloud Date: Sunday, October 2, 7:30pm
Join Jeff Miller for an evening of star gazing. Tour the sky using a telescope, binoculars, and the unaided eye. Explore the mythology behind some of the constellations, view star clusters, and planets. This program has a rain/cloud date. Mask use is required.
Leader: Jeff Miller
Date: Saturday, October 8, 8:30am-12:00pm
Join Board members for a workday to help clean- up the Nature Center from those strong summer storms and be ready for the winter. Tools will be supplied or bring your own. There is always plenty of work for all!
Leader: Roger Hutchinson
Annual Bird Seed Sale Pickup
Date: Saturday, October 22, 9:00am-12:00pm
Mark your calendars for the bird seed pickup!
Leader: Davis Rogers
Autumn Nature Walk
Date: Saturday, October 22, 10:30am-1:00pm
This will be nothing too formal, but just a chance to get out to the Center and see how nature prepares for the coming winter. We will look at plants, ponds, fungi, and anything else we may come across.
Leader: Jan Trybula
Canton Winterfest Family Snowshoe Day
Dates: Sunday, February 12, 10:00am-12:00pm
Indian Creek Nature Center is proud to offer a family snowshoe day as part of Canton Winterfest. Snowshoes can be provided at no cost to participants. Please dress warmly for the weather as we will be outside the entire event. This event is open to all ages! Skiers are also welcome, proving they bring their own equipment. We will be meeting at our Main Entrance, 770 County Route 14, Canton NY.
View from the Upland Trail in winter - Photo by J. Ozard