An environmental educator is set to lead a woodpecker walk at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30 pm. Attendees can learn about the different woodpeckers that call the area home and some of their special characteristics.
Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center and take an hour-long walk around the site. This program is open to all ages, but has been designed for families with children ages 5 and up. The hike is a less than two mile round-trip and is weather dependent (will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms).
This is a free event open to the public. Wildlife Wednesdays continue August 22nd at 6:30 pm with Anita Sanchez providing a program on bugs. Other upcoming nature programs include an Early Morning Bird Walk with George Steel beginning 6:30 am on August 12th at Yankee Hill Lock on Queen Anne Road, and Anita Sanchez presenting on “The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion” occurring on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30 pm in the Enders House. ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady will also be conducting a paddle event from Schoharie Crossing on August 11th to highlight the environmental aspects of the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River.
Registration is required for this program; to register, call Keri Surita at (518) 584-2000, ext. 111, or email Keri.Surita@parks.ny.gov.
For information about this series and other events listed, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, or email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.
The address for Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is 129 Schoharie St, Fort Hunter.
Photo of male pileated woodpecker courtesy Wikimedia user Joshlaymon.