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Saturday August 31, 2013
10:00 AM
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

While April showers may bring May flowers, the summer sun brings fields of goldenrods and a colorful palette of asters. Some folks associate the appearance of goldenrods with the return to school.  Ancient Greeks looked across fields and saw stars in the flower heads, hence the name asters. Extend your wildflower watching well into fall by learning to identify some common species of goldenrods and asters. We also will discuss their value to humans and wildlife.  This program is free and open to the public.

Contact  Region 7

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will participate in the New York State Fair, which opens August 22, 2013 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. DEC will have exhibits at both the Aquarium Building and the Log Cabin Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. In addition, a major exhibit that will show New Yorkers how coordinated remediation efforts between state and local partners at Onondaga Lake is changing the region and providing for future economic vitality will be on display at the Center of Progress Building. At the Aquarium Building, various species of live fish will be on display in large tanks. Environmental Conservation Officers will also be on hand to talk to the public about their work and answer questions pertaining to environmental law. DEC’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will sell hunting and fishing licenses every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium Building. A biologist will be on duty to answer hunting and fishing questions as well. In addition, Sportsmen’s Education will be located next to license sales during the entire fair, as will the New York Conservation Officers Association. At the Log Cabin, the Division of Lands and Forests will have daily free tree giveaways starting at 10:00 a.m. The Big Buck Club will have a display and members available to answer questions.

10:30 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

We have used our garden forks to take care of our plants; now we will make some delicious treats to eat with our table forks. Participants will be able to take more vegetables home and recipes, too. Participants are encouraged but not required to register for all three sessions. For children ages 6 to 8. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

2:00 PM
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Woodland hawks can be very secretive. Even our common red-tailed hawks are generally viewed only one or two at a time. But from late August into December, hundreds of thousands of hawks will leave their northern breeding territories to wing their way to their southern wintering grounds. This indoor program will help you identify hawks in flight, suggest places to view hawk migration, and prepare you to enjoy this spectacular seasonal phenomenon. This program is free and open to the public.

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