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see details + ASCR Board Meeting
Five Rivers Environmental Center in Delmar NY

Date(s): 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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see details + Bird Language Workshop with Kevin Bose @ Dyken Pond Environmental Center
This is a Rensselaer Land Trust sponsored event. Support our Rensselaer County Environmental Partners!

Location:
Dyken Pond Environmental Center,

475 Dyken Pond Rd, Cropseyville, NY 12052

On Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am to Noon join Rensselaer Land Trust for this fascinating talk on vocalizations of birds!

Kevin Bose will give an introduction about bird language, then lead a “bird sit,” or bird language observation.

$15 for the General Public
or
$10/members of Friends of Dyken Pond or Rensselaer Land Trust. Register: Lisa Hoyt (518) 658-2055 or dykenpond@gmail.com.

Date(s): 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 9:00am - Noon

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see details + Bird Walk @ Saratoga National Historical Park - Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park System!
Celebrate 100 years of National Parks by joining us for a birding walk at the Saratoga National Historical Park

TIME: Walk starts at 8:00 am!  Meet at the Visitors Center at Saratoga National Historical Park.

Linda White and John Loz will lead.  This is a joint trip with the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society.

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see details + Bird Walk! at Albany Rural Cemetery

Don’t miss the mating and migration rites of Spring in the bucolic and historic setting of the Albany Rural Cemetery! Join us in the Chapel with Michael Radlick from the Albany Rural Cemetery as he will give a quick intro to the history and design of this historic cemetery’s landscape.  This 467 acre National Historic Landmark is an exemplar of the rural or garden cemetery movement of the 1800’s with its winding roads, wooded hills and beautiful burial monuments, featuring the resting places of John Boyd Thacher (Thacher State Park) and President Chester Arthur among many other notables.

The bird walk will commence soon after with our ASCR bird walk leader. We will listen for and find spring migrators and avian denizens as we walk the cemetary's rolling terrain of various paved surfaces.   Make sure to bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 

*Space is limited and Registration is required! Please call the Albany Rural Cemetery Office at 518- 463-7017 to reserve your spot!

The Albany Rural Cemetery is located at Cemetery Ave, Albany, NY 12204, however the main entrance is off of route 378 in Menands.




Date(s): 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 7:30am - 10:00am

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see details + Migration Celebration Fest! @ Mabee Farm Historic Site
Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site - 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Jct., NY

This Sunday, Mabee Farm is celebrating migration of Birds and movement of People along the Erie Canal as we thaw into May!

Join us as ASCR co-sponsors this event with ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse and Mabee Farm Historic Site for a spring festival exploring the migration of animals, plants, and humans and how it all ties together!

Featuring:

• Nature walks
• Live birds of prey
• Bird cams
• A bird-watch scavenger hunt
• Nature crafts
• Games
• Tours of the historic Mabee House
• “Through the Mire: A Look at the Environmental History of the Erie Canal” with Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site’s David Brooks (at 2pm)
• Demos & exhibitors
• A historic postcard exhibition exploring human movement in Schenectady County

*JUST ANNOUNCED! Rehabbed Red-tailed Hawk being released at 1:00PM!




Date(s): 
Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm

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see details + Volunteer Opportunity! - "I Love My Parks Day!" at Schodack Island S. P., one of our local Important Bird Areas
Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156

Join the Friends of Schodack Island State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park’s system and its needs.

The day’s events will last from 9AM - 12PM,  Volunteers for all projects should meet at the tent near comfort station at main parking lot. A free bbq lunch will be provided to all volunteers at noon.

Project 1:
Landscape improvements, including flower planting, tree planting and cutting out bittersweet. Please bring garden gloves, water, and hand held garden tools.  All ages welcome.

Project 2:
Picnic table assembly. Possible work on a bird blind (staining and painting).Please bring work gloves. Ages 13+

Project 3:
Survey forest for evidence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) which is now present in the park. This involves identifying and documenting ash trees showing signs of infestation and damage caused by the EAB beetle. Ages 13+                                                                                                                       Contact event coordinator Karen Kaufmann for more information: kkaufman@nycap.rr.com

Register at: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/i-love-my-park-day-volunteer-registrationcapdist/




Date(s): 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 9:00am - Noon

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