Talk and Trek (Winter)

TALK AND TREK
Winter 2023

Three sessions will be held for adults interested in participating in these annual and interesting Talk and Treks, led by our Director of Educational Programs, Nancy Conway.

 

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TREE ID BY BUDS AND SCARS

Winter offers an unobscured view of tree buds and scars, two identifying features of trees.  Each week we will head out to investigate a tree or two lining our path.  Could these trees be the same ones lining your street?  Join us to find out!

Participants: 

  • Adults only with a maximum of 6 participants

Time and Dates:

  • 1:30-3:00 pm on Mondays – March 6, 13, & 20, 2023 (rain date: March 27)
  • or 1:30-3:00 pm on Wednesday – March 8, 15 & 22, 2023 (rain date: March 29)

Where: 

  • Meet at the Guided School Program Building

Fee:

  • $25 for Friends’ Members
  • $30 for Non-Members

Registration: Deadline to register is February 24th

  • REGISTER HERE for 1:30-3:00 pm on Mondays – March 6, 13, & 20, 2023 (rain date: March 27)
  • REGISTER HERE for 1:30-3:00 pm on Wednesday – March 8, 15 & 22, 2023 (rain date: March 29)

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GROWTHS CALLED GALLS

What are those funny shaped growths on leaves, roots, twigs, plants, and flowers?  Galls.  Be they round, elliptical, bumpy, or bulging, most are caused by insect activity.  Head afield with a Friends Naturalist in search of galls and learn of the one-to-one relationship each has with a local insect.

Participants: 

  • Adults only with a maximum of 8 participants

Time and Dates:

  • 1:30-3:00 pm on Wednesdays – January 25 and February 1 & 8 (rain date Feb 15)

Where: 

  • Meet at the Guided School Program Building

Fee:

  • $25 for Friends’ Members
  • $30 for Non-Members

Registration: Deadine to register is January 15th

  • REGISTER HERE for 1:30-3:00 pm on Wednesdays – January 25 and February 1 & 8 (rain date Feb 15) – NOW CLOSED

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EXPLORING WINTER ACTIVITY: Stokes’ Guide to Nature In Winter

Winter is a wonderful time to explore the lives of insects, mammals, trees, and weed plants.  With Donald W. Stokes’ A Guide to Nature In Winter as our escort, let’s head outdoors to discover life under, in and above the snow.  Each week participants will prepare for our walk by reading a general information section, usually 2 to 3 pages.  We will hunt for examples of our reading and delve into their unique characteristics, history, and identification.

Snowshoes will be provided if needed.  Once registration is confirmed, a copy of the book will be waiting for you at the Visitor Center.

Participants: 

  • Adults only with a maximum of 8 participants

Time and Dates:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 am on Thursdays – January 26 and February 2, 9, 16 (no rain date)

Where: 

  • Meet at the Guided School Program Building

Fee:

  • $30 for Friends’ Members
  • $40 for Non-Members

Registration: Deadline to register is January 16th

  • REGISTER HERE for 10:00 – 11:30 pm on Thursdays – January 26 and February 2, 9, 16 (no rain date) – NOW CLOSED

 

CONTACT US

56 Game Farm Rd., Delmar, NY 12054
For Educational Program Information, email:  education@FriendsofFiveRivers.org
For General Information, email:  info@FriendsofFiveRivers.org
Phone:  (518) 475-0295                 Fax:  (518) 475-0293

Charitable Tax ID# 23-7309978

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