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Program Highlights

Adventure Hike: November 16, 2013 - Sinking Ponds Sanctuary, East Aurora, NY
Conditions: Sunny and pleasant, ~55F

Intro to HikeAquatic Studies
Garter Snake AweSandy and Marsh

Top left - The group listens intently to Sandy's introduction
Top right - Aquatic studies are a must at Sinking Ponds
Bottom left - These boys are in awe over a Garter Snake
Bottom right - Sandy discusses the marsh which dominates this area's ecology
(Photos by Nick Peterson)

Wildlife Tracking and Winter Ecology: Feb 18, 2012 - Chaffee Wildlife Preserve, Sardinia, NY
Conditions: Heavy snow and wind, ~25F

Snowy HikeField Discussions and Signs:
Ash, White (Fraxinus americana)
Birch, Yellow (Betula alleghaniensis)
Crow, American (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Cherry, Wild Black (Prunus serotina)
Chickadee, Black-capped (Poecile atricapillus)
Dog, Domestic (Canis familiaris)
Fern, Christmas (Polystichum acrostichoides)
Fern, Sensitive (Onoclea sensibilis)
Fox, Red (Vulpes vulpes)
Maple, Sugar (Acer saccharum)
Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)
Rose, Multiflora (Rosa multiflora)
Spruce, Norway (Picea abies)
Squirrel, Red (Tamiasciurus vulgaris)
Willow, Black (Salix nigra)
Woodpecker, Pileated (Dryocopus pileatus)

Survival Skills: Nov 5, 2011 - Erie County Forest, Sardinia, NY

Conditions: Sunny, ~60F

Teaching about birchEnjoying the debris hut

Left - Sandy teaches how the Yellow Birch is a source of wintergreen oil.
Right - Program participants enjoy the comfort of the debris hut they helped build.

Watch Wildlife Live

Eaglecam1 Bald Eagle, above the Monongahela River in Hays near the southside of Pittsburgh, PA

Red-Tailed Hawk Nest Cornell University, NY

Great Blue Herson Nest Sapsucker Woods, NY

Eaglecam2 Bald Eagle, Caltrans Eagle Center, TX

Falconcam2 Peregrine Falcon, Jersey City, NY

Falconcam3 Peregrine Falcon, San Francisco, CA

Various Wildlife Cams Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Basom, NY

Owlcams Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Wolfcam Gray Wolves - International Wolf Center, Ely, MN.