Wednesday, April 26, 2023

SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center announces roundup of May/June events

Bird on a branch

The SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) has announced a variety of events set for May and June that is sure to appeal to a wide array of nature and outdoor enthusiasts. All of the below programs require pre-registration.

Bird Walks are Back:
Join us to look for early-arriving avian migrants and resident birds. Depending on conditions, we will walk along the Rich Lake Marsh, the Hudson River, or the trails at the Interpretive Center. Walks are easy rambles and great for beginning birders. Binoculars are available thanks to  Northern New York Audubon. Space is limited. Pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance is required.

· Wednesday, May 3, 12:30 p.m.Click here to register by email
· Sunday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. –  Click here to register via email
· Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m. –  Click here to register via email
· Sunday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. –  Click here to register via email

Fly fisherman.

Fly fisherman. Wikimedia Commons photo.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Register by May 1 Click here to register via email
At this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to the art and science of fly fishing. Instruction will focus on the basics of fly casting, gear, and technique. Licensed Fishing Guide Rick Kovacs will be your instructor for this event. No equipment or experience is required. Just bring your lunch and willingness to learn something new or work on your skills.
Registration fee of $40 due by May 1.


Redback salamander.

Redback salamander. Wikimedia Commons photo.

Salamander Saturday
Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.

Click here to register via email
Come for an exploration focused on salamanders and other amphibians. Visit a vernal pool to look for salamander and frog eggs, and delve into the leaf litter to search for the nine species of salamander that live in our area.  Pre-registration is required.


Woods Walk – Easy explorations on the AIC trails with a naturalist guide. Slow-paced walks that last about 1.5 hours and cover approximately a mile of trail. 

Saturdays at 10 a.m.
June 18 through August 13

Elaine Schwartz Memorial Woods Walk
Summer Wildflowers
Saturday, June 17 10 a.m.  Click here to register via email
Our first Woods Walk of the season is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Elaine Schwartz, who was a great supporter of the AIC and of our Intern Program. We hope you will join this summer’s Interpretive Naturalist Intern, Will Schofield-Broadbent,  for a walk and talk focused on our summer blossoms. On this mile long walk, you will learn how to identify common summer wildflowers and hear about their natural history and cultural uses. Pre-registration is required.

Northern Green Frog

Northern Green Frog. Wikimedia Commons photo.

Woods Walk – Adirondack Amphibians
Saturday, June 24 at 10 a.m. 
Click here to register via email
The Adirondacks are home to a diverse variety of amphibians such as frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. These species all have interesting life histories that takes them from egg to breeding adult, with some unique stops along the way. On our guided naturalist walk, you will hear about, and in some cases hear from, the different amphibians that live in the Adirondacks. With a little bit of luck, you may get a chance to see a few of these remarkable species. Pre-registration required.

Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center operating hours starting May 29th: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.


Photo at top: Bird on a branch. Photo courtesy of the Adirondack Interpretive Center.

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