John Brown Farm has announced a number of nature programs set to run in June.
Conservation biologist and photographer Larry Master will lead a guided bird walk on Saturday, June 8, from 7 to 9 am, and a guided butterfly walk on Saturday, July 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Rain dates are June 15 and July 14, respectively.
Our children’s story hour, set for Monday, July 14, will feature a reading and outdoor activity, weather permitting, of Eric Carle’s A Very Hungry Caterpillar from 10 to 11 am.
On Saturday, June 22, partners in the Adirondack Pollinator Project, Kerry Crowingshield and Brittany Christenson, will lead a field-based iNaturalist training from 1 to 3 pm. Participants armed with just a smartphone and their powers of observation will learn how to help inform biodiversity by photographing plants and animals, including pollinators. They will also learn helpful tips for planting beneficial pollinator gardens and participate in an activity illustrating the benefits of encouraging a less managed landscape.
Refreshments will be offered in the lower barn before and after each program, but everyone is encouraged to bring water, bug spray, and binoculars, if you have them. All programs are free and open to the public. The John Brown Farm is located at 115 John Brown Road.
For information, contact Melanie Reding, JBL! Outreach & Administrative Coordinator, at [email protected]