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Outdoor Recreation and Family Activities
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April 2014
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30  Week 14
Coyote Hunting Final Day Upstate
Crow Season Final Day Statewide (except NYC)
31
Coyote Hunting Final Day
1
Trout, Landlocked Salmon and Kokanee Fishing Opens Statewide
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
2
3
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
4
5
10:00 AM
How to Do It: Map and Compass
Tivoli North Bay Walk
Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park
10:30 AM
Knee-High Naturalists
6  Week 15
7
Beaver Trapping Season Final Day in Northern, Eastern and Central Areas
Mink and Muskrat Trapping Season Final Day in Eastern Areas
Mink Hunting Final Day in Eastern Areas Upstate
River Otter Trapping Season Final Day in Northern Areas
8
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
9
10
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
11
12
10:00 AM
Introduction to Geo-caching at Walton Woods
Wetland Wonders: Vernal Ponds
11:00 AM
Garlic Mustard Challenge Kick-Off
2:00 PM
Guided Walk: Beaver Tree Trail
13  Week 16
14
10:30 AM
CSI: Critter Sign Investigation
15
Mink and Muskrat Trapping Season Final Day in Northern Areas
Mink Hunting Final Day in Northern Areas
10:00 AM
Family Fun: Exploring Five Rivers' Trails
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
7:00 PM
Family Full Moon Walk
16
10:00 AM
Family Fun: Introduction to Birding
10:30 AM
How to Raise a Wild Child
17
10:00 AM
Animal Poetry
Family Fun: Up-Cycled Crafts
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
18
19
10:00 AM
Earth Day Guided Walk: John Muir's Gifts
2:00 PM
Animal Superpowers
Family Fun: Black Bears
20  Week 17
21
22
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
23
10:30 AM
Earth Day Event and Nature Hike at Mount Loretto Unique Area
24
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
7:00 PM
Citizen Science: Woodcock Watch
25
7:30 PM
Owl Prowl
26
Youth Conservation Program
Youth Hunt for Wild Turkey
9:00 AM
Watchable Wildlife: Audubon's Birds
Earth Day Project: Canal Clean Sweep
10:00 AM
Name that Tree
Family Fishing at Norrie
Watertown Earth Day Celebration
2:00 PM
Guided Walk: North Loop
27  Week 18
Youth Conservation Program
Youth Hunt for Wild Turkey
12:00 PM
I FISH NY Fishing Clinic at Prospect Park Audubon Center, Brooklyn, NY
28
29
6:30 PM
Trail Tuesdays
30
Diamondback Terrapin Hunting Season Final Day - Downstate
Diamondback Terrapin Season Final Day - Downstate
1
Turkey Season Opens - Upstate
7:30 AM
Citizen Science: Early Birder
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
2
3
10:00 AM
Family Fun: Vertebrate Hunt
Earth Day in May
LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons






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