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Outdoor Recreation and Family Activities
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August 2014
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27  Week 31
28
29
Wetlands open for recreation on 3 Wildlife Management Areas
9:00 AM
Summer Institute: Schoolyard Habitats
10:00 AM
Summer Family Fun
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
8:30 PM
Citizen Science: Moths
30
9:00 AM
Summer Institute: Schoolyard Habitats
6:30 PM
Family Nature Hour
31
1
Diamondback Terrapin Hunting Season Opens - Downstate
Summer Turkey Sighting Survey
2
10:00 AM
Family Freshwater Fishing Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park
Creature Feature: Marvelous Monarchs
2:00 PM
Guided Walk: Eagle Pass and Woodlot Trail
3  Week 32
4
2014-15 Deer Management Permit Application Period Starts
2014-15 Hunting and Trapping Licenses on Sale
5
10:00 AM
Summer Family Fun
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
7:30 PM
Citizen Science: Bats
6
10:00 AM
Baisley Pond Fishing Clinic - Queens
Family Fishing at Norrie
6:30 PM
Birding 101: Class #6
8:30 PM
Insects of the Night
7
8
2:00 PM
Free Sportfishing Clinic - Fish Creek Campground
9
9:00 AM
MAPS Bird Banding
10:00 AM
Fairy Houses
Caledonia Fish Hatchery Celebration - Village of Caledonia
12:00 PM
Smokey Bear's 70th Birthday Bash - Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY
2:00 PM
Family Fun: Critter Hunt
10  Week 33
10:00 AM
Caledonia Fish Hatchery Celebration - Village of Caledonia
11
12
10:00 AM
Summer Family Fun
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
13
14
9:30 AM
Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree
15
16
Wetlands open for recreation on 3 Wildlife Management Areas
10:00 AM
Knee-High Naturalists
Guided Walk: Larch Lane and Environs
2:00 PM
Plants of the Woods
Watchable Wildlife: Dragonflies
17  Week 34
18
19
9:00 AM
Educator Workshop: Project WET
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
7:00 PM
Citizen Science: Firefly Watch
20
21
5:30 PM
I FISH NY Saltwater Clinic at Corey Beach, Blue Point
22
23
10:00 AM
Family Fun: Back to School
10:30 AM
Secrets of Reinstein Woods
2:00 PM
Guided Walk: Wild Turkey Trail
24  Week 35
25
26
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
27
6:30 PM
Monarchs: Mexico or Bust!
28
29
30
10:00 AM
Mowing for the Birds
Introduction to Geo-caching
2:00 PM
Guided Walk: Big Pine and Vlomankill Trails
31  Week 36
Summer Turkey Sighting Survey
1
2014-15 Hunting and Trapping License Year Starts
Crow Hunting Season Opens Upstate and Long Island
Snipe, Rail and Gallinule Hunting Season Opens Upstate
Squirrel Season Opens - Upstate
2
3
4
7:30 AM
Citizen Science: Early Birder
5
6
10:00 AM
The Marvels of Avian Migration
2:00 PM
Watchable Wildlife: Beginning Birding
LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons






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