Winter 2023 Programs & Events
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Annual Hat Day Hike
Sunday, January 15, 2 to 3 p.m.
National Hat Day is January 15. In celebration, wear your favorite warm hat and join us for a brisk hike in the shelter of the nature preserve. Bring a travel mug of your favorite hot coffee, cocoa or tea to carry along the trails.
Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 18, 9 to 10 a.m.
Birds are everywhere, all the time, doing fascinating things. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars as we document the many species of birds that shelter here in winter. All recorded species will be submitted to the international Great Backyard Bird Count.
Worm Moon Walk
Saturday, March 18, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
March’s full moon is commonly called the Full Worm Moon. This is because of the earthworms that wriggle out of the ground as the earth begins to thaw in March. While this year’s Full Worm Moon won’t be complete until March 21, we hope to see it as it waxes toward its full glory a few days before. If it’s behind the clouds, we will still enjoy a lantern hike through the woods.
Spring Migration Bird Hike
Saturday, May 20, 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Migration will be in full swing during that time and our leader Deb Weston, Birder and Quarry Farm Board Member, hopes we’ll see some nice warblers.
Dress for the weather in earth-toned colors and sturdy hiking shoes that can get muddy. We’ll be walking with stops to look and listen for migrating and resident birds. Participants will learn which are passing through on their way to breeding grounds in Canada and which will stay to nest here. If the birds are actively singing, we’ll listen for the differences between species. What we see will be documented on Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s ebird and shared with any participants who want to share their email. Bring binoculars and cameras are welcome.
(Note: We won’t use bird songs on devices to draw the birds in, especially during breeding season when they have enough to contend with. Sensitive species may leave the area if they hear a rival.)
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As a private organization, we are also requiring pre-registration.