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Will we be seeing you at any Schoharie Watershed Month events? Check out our full line-up of activities below.
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SCHOHARIE WATERSHED MONTH EVENTS:

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MAY 2018 - This year marks the 9th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month and our line-up of events is now posted on our website. From an eco-friendly story time and craft hour to invasive species removal, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy! The best part is that all of these events are FREE!
 
We hope to see you in May!

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Student Art Exhibit Opening Reception

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 (4:00pm-6:00pm)
MOUNTAIN TOP LIBRARY (6093 MAIN STREET, TANNERSVILLE, NY)

Each year, students from schools around the mountaintop (Hunter-Tannersville, Gilboa-Conesville, and Windham-Ashland-Jewett) are invited to display their films, sculptures, photographs, and other artwork for this annual art exhibit. The exhibit's theme, "Now Streaming: Life in the Schoharie Watershed," is intended to represent the beauty of the mountaintop region and the life-giving and sustaining role that water plays in our lives.

Join us at the opening reception on May 4th for a chance to meet the student artists, view the exhibit, and learn more about the Schoharie watershed.
Exhibit runs through the month of May and is open to the public during normal operating hours for the Mountain Top Library.

Spring in Spruceton Photography Walk

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 (7:30am-12:30pm)
WEST KILL COMMUNITY HALL PARKING LOT (141 SPRUCETON RD, WEST KILL, NY)

Join us for a guided photography walk with Francis X. Driscoll along the Westkill Stream in the Spruceton Valley area of Lexington. Fran will show how he has gotten some of his award-winning shots. This will include hands-on instruction, in the field, with camera settings, composition, exposure, depth of field, etc. With emphasis on enjoying and capturing the beauty around us. Participants will meet at the West Kill Community Hall to carpool to the location, as parking space is limited at the trailhead. The photography walk will wrap up around noon and then carpool back. This is an outdoor event, so attendees should dress for the weather, bring a filled water bottle and snacks, and wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail. All camera types, including cell phones and tablets, are welcome. In the event of rain or other inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Sunday, May 6th, and registered attendees will be notified by e-mail.

Registrations required by Thursday, May 3rd. This event is limited to 15 attendees.


Photo of Diamond Notch Falls provided by Francis X. Driscoll.
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Hunter Branch Rail Trail Educational Walk & Talk

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 (10:00am)
MEET AT 300 SKI BOWL RD, HUNTER, NY

Join members from the Hunter Area Trail Coalition on this easy walk (approximately 1.5 miles) on the former Hunter Branch railroad bed adjacent to Ski Bowl Road in Hunter. Learn about the history of this branch of the railroad, the plants and animals that can be seen along the old railroad, and the growing trail network in the Town of Hunter with future connections to the Villages of Hunter and Tannersville. Attendees should dress for the weather, bring a filled water bottle, and wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail. In the event of rain or inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Sunday, May 13th, and registered attendees will be notified by e-mail. 

Registrations requested by Thursday, May 10th.
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Invasive Species Day

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 (10:00am-1:00pm)
MOUNTAIN TOP ARBORETUM (4 MAUDE ADAMS ROAD, TANNERSVILLE, NY)

Do you feel in the weeds? Mountain Top Arboretum hosts an Invasive Species to help! Dan Snider, of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, will lecture and lead a walk to identify invasive plants. We will put new knowledge into practice as a group, weeding and replanting with suitable native perennials. Come dressed for the weather and bring a trowel (optional), gloves, and a filled water bottle.

Call 518-589-3903 or visit the Mountain Top Arboretum events webpage for more information.

Bog Tour

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 (10:00am-12:00pm)
MOUNTAIN TOP ARBORETUM (4 MAUDE ADAMS ROAD, TANNERSVILLE, NY)

Discover bogs of the Catskills with the area's preeminent forest historian. Mike Kudish will lead us on a short walk into the Arboretum's Spruce Glen where we will learn about bog ecology and history. If conditions permit, we may assist Mike in taking a peat core sample to help determine the bog's age and evolution. In the event of rain or other inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Saturday, June 2nd, and all registered attendees will be notified by e-mail. Come dressed for the weather, as this is an outdoor event.

This event is limited to 20 attendees. Pre-registration is required. Call 518-589-3903 or visit the Mountain Top Arboretum events webpage to register online.

Bird Walk with Larry Federman

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 (7:30am-11:00am)
WINDHAM PATH ROUTE 296 PARKING AREA, WINDHAM, NY

Join Larry Federman, president of the Northern Catskills Audubon Society and former Education Coordinator for 3 Audubon sanctuaries on a bird walk at the Windham Path. On the walk we'll identify, by sight and sound, the birds that call this important habitat home, as well as look for late migrants passing through to their northern breeding territories. We'll also talk about critters and plants that we encounter on the walk. Bring a binocular and water, and wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear (no flip flops please).

Registrations required by Thursday, May 17th. This event is limited to 20 attendees.

Photo of a Chestnut-sided Warbler provided by Larry Federman.
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Mountain Top Arboretum's Volunteer Appreciation Day and Native Shrub Planting

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018 (10:00am-2:00pm)
MOUNTAIN TOP ARBORETUM (4 MAUDE ADAMS ROAD, TANNERSVILLE, NY)

A day to thank the Mountain Top Arboretum volunteers and invite new participants. Dan Snider, of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, will speak on invasive shrubs, and we will discuss and plant beautiful native shrub alternatives (in pre-weeded and pre-dug holes)! Stay on for a picnic lunch and tours of the almost-completed timberframe Education Center which features 21 native tree species. Come dressed for the weather and bring a trowel (optional), gloves, and a filled water bottle.

Call 518-589-3903 or visit the Mountain Top Arboretum events webpage for more information.

RiverWebs Film Showing

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018 (4:00pm-5:00pm)
MOUNTAIN TOP LIBRARY (6093 MAIN STREET, TANNERSVILLE, NY)

Join the Mountain Top Library for the kick-off of their environmental film series! This documentary follows the life and work of Japanese ecologist, Dr. Shigeru Nakano. Run time: 58 minutes.

Call 518-589-5707 or visit the Mountain Top Library webpage for more information.

Eco-Friendly Story Time & Craft Hour

EVERY SATURDAY IN MAY (10:30am)
MOUNTAIN TOP LIBRARY (6093 MAIN STREET, TANNERSVILLE, NY)

Every Saturday in May, experience a special environmental education series with an eco-friendly story time and craft hour! Perfect fun for the budding little naturalist in your life! This event will be held on 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 5/26.

Call 518-589-5707 or visit the Mountain Top Library webpage for more information.
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