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Saturday July 26, 2014
10:00 AM
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

The American Goldfinch is not in a hurry to build a nest. One of the season’s latest breeders in New York, it has been speculated that this bird waits until thistles are in bloom and then uses the fibers for their nests and feeds the seeds to their young. After a brief introduction indoors, we’ll take to the field in search of the goldfinch and watch for breeding activity. And we’ll try to determine whether they really need those thistles!

Contact  Potsdam Lands and Forests Office - Aaron Graves
r6info@gw.dec.state.ny.us, 315-265-3090

Event to commemorate the opening of the multiuse trail system on Downerville State Forest, town of Russell, St Lawrence County. Saturday, July 26, 10 am at the end of the River Public Forest Access Road on the North Branch of the Grass River, kiosk and trailhead parking. Foresters from our Potsdam office and members of the St Lawrence Mountain Biking Association will be in attendance. Join in for a bike ride or hike.

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

On this guided walk, we will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails, as well as other dragonflies and butterflies that may be in flight. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

12:00 PM
Contact  James Herrington
845-889-4745 x109

Want to try your hand at fishing in the Hudson? Join our family-friendly angling program.  Sponsored by the DEC Hudson River Research Reserve & I Fish NY.  Free.  All equipment provided.  Angling is wheelchair accessible.

Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, NY, Dutchess County

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

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

This delightful patchwork of upland fields and brushlands is a living exhibit of the ecology of abandoned farmland. The area is home to deer and a variety of bird species and small mammals.

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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