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MHLC Events 2020 Calendar


MHLC Events: Message regarding COVID-19
The safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, visitors, and partners is our top priority, and we will continue monitoring the CDC and the State of New York guidelines for the latest recommendations on containing the COVID-19 virus. 7/1/2020: Our events schedule has resumed with limited registration for better social distancing– register early to reserve your spot!

Looking for something to do right now? Check out MHLC’s Virtual Hikes & Lessons from the Field!


Get outside and connect with nature at one of our free events! There is something for everyone in our 2020 line-up: birdwatching, mushroom foraging, forest therapy, wilderness challenges, pollinator identification, and more! Our outdoor events take place in our nineteen preserves, and we partner with local organizations, naturalists, and experts to bring you an exciting schedule of opportunities to learn and explore. 

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Bumble Bees & Pollinators 
Saturday, August 22 from 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve, Amsterdam, NY

Join MHLC for Native Bumblebees and Pollinators Hike! Learn how to identify some of our native bumblebees and other pollinators as Conservation Biologist Katie Hietala-Henschell leads a walk through Strawberry Field Nature Preserve. Katie will go over bumble bee life history, give a hands-on demonstration on how to use the Bumble Bee Watch app, and provide tips for photographing bees.

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Forest Bathing with Diane Kavanaugh-Black
Saturday, September 12 from 9 AM – 12 PM
Holt Preserve, New Scotland, NY

Join us for a slow walk through the beautiful habitats of the Holt Preserve. Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Diane Kavanaugh-Black will guide us to incorporate sensory connection and embodied awareness as foundations for mindful presence as we enjoy and observe the natural beauty which surrounds us.

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Plein Air Painting with Kevin Kuhne
Saturday, September 26 from 1 – 4 PM 
Van Dyke Preserve, Bethlehem, NY

Spend the afternoon capturing the beautiful woodland interiors and stream views of the Van Dyke Preserve. This workshop lead by art educator Kevin Kuhne will include a short hike, demonstration, and individual sketching and watercolor with individual instruction and critique. Click here for a preview of the required supply list.

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Sowing Seeds Fundraiser: A Virtual Celebration
Thursday, October 1 at 6 PM

MHLC’s annual fall fundraiser is our biggest event of the year and helps to raise funds necessary to continue our important conservation work in the Captial Region. This year we are meeting on Zoom with a special pick-up dinner option!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS. 


Halloween Full Moon Hike with Christian Johnson
Saturday, October 31 at 5:15 PM 
Switzkill Farm easement, Berne, NY

This Halloween skip the costumes and candy …let’s go for a Full Moon Hike! Educator Christian Johnson will lead the group through the moonlit trails at the Switzkill Farm easement in Berne, a location that has earned recognition for its amazing views of the night sky. Bring your red light headlamps or flashlight–we’ll supply you with red filters. 

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Understanding & Interpreting the Landscape
with Ondatra Adventures

Saturday, November 7 from 1 – 4 PM
Private MHLC easement in Glenville, NY

From the slow turn of geologic events, the succession of plant species, to the events that describe the human experience, history is recorded across the pages of our landscapes. In this workshop participants will learn how to read and interpret the landscape in its present state to determine age/succession of the forest, previous human activity (old and recent), locate springs, natural food and medicine sources, and much more.

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We are working on plans to add another hike with Ondatra Adventures on Sunday, November 8!
Check back soon!


Fall Birding Hike with Co-Host Hudson Mohawk Bird Club
Saturday, November 14 at 8 AM (Tentative)
Basic Creek Reservoir, Westerlo, NY

In 2019, MHLC placed a conservation easement on the Basic Creek reservoir lands. Come and see this incredible natural resource through a fall migratory bird’s view as we look for fall migratory upland and water birds with the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club. Bring your binoculars, hats, gloves, and guidebooks as we search for Bald Eagles, mergansers, ducks, and warblers!

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2019 Fall Fundraiser: CLICK HERE to read about and view pictures from this event.

2019 Summer Hike-a-thon: CLICK HERE to read about and view pictures from this event.

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