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Upcoming Programs and Events

Fall & Winter 2023-24 Public Programs!

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.

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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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Migratory Bird Walk
Date: Saturday, September 23, 8:00am

Fall bird migration is a fascinating phenomenon – millions of birds heading south, some as far as southern South America. For those who hatched this year, it is their first time. We will look for migratory birds, note the fruits and seeds that they consume to fuel their flight, and discuss how birds know where and when to leave the north for their winter range. We will meet at the main (west) entrance at the end of the entrance road, where the trails begin.

Leader: Tom Langen

Fall Bird Walk
Date: Saturday, September 30, 8:00am

We will look for migrants and permanent residents, and explore a number of habitats including wetlands, deciduous forest, and edge habitat. We'll show you how to find birds with the Merlin app on your phone, so you can maximize your learning of birds and bird song. Limited binocs available, bring bug repellent and appropriate footwear.

Leaders: Eileen Wheeler and Susan Willson. RSVP at phlegopsis@gmail.com

Annual Birdseed Sale Fundraiser!
Date: Mail orders by Friday, October 6. Pickup on Saturday, October 21, 9:00am-12:00pm

The annual birdseed sale is one of the main fundraisers for the Nature Center. We hope that you will consider supporting us. Download the 2023 Order Form!

Fall Trail Workday
Date: Saturday, October 7, 8:00am

Join INCN Board members for a workday to help clean up the Nature Center from summer storms and get it ready for the winter. Tools will be supplied, or you can bring your own. There is always plenty of work for all!

Leaders: Blanche Town and Board members

Stargazing at Indian Creek Nature Center
Date: Saturday, October 7, 7:30pm

Take a tour of the autumn constellations with an evening of star gazing. We’ll view 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 the planet Saturn. This night is also one week before a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the North Country, in which the Moon will block 20% of the Sun’s surface. We’ll talk about this eclipse, and next April’s total solar eclipse. Feel free to bring your own binoculars.

Leader: Jeff Miller, jeff@stlawu.edu

A Walk in the Woods
Date: Saturday, November 11, 9:30am–11:30am

Join forester Marty Duffany for a woods tour focusing on tree identification but can be broadened to cover other topics such as forestry, wildlife management, forest measurements, and land use history, depending on participant's questions and interest. Be sure to dress appropriately. The walk will occur rain or shine.

Leader: Marty Duffany

Winter Discovery at the Nature Center
Date: Saturday, January 27, 9:00am

Join us as we search for signs of animal life on, in, and under the snow and in the woods. Bring snowshoes or borrow them from the Center.

Leaders: MaryBeth Warburton and Eileen Wheeler, eiwheeler@yahoo.com

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