Eagles, fishers among subjects of nature outings
Moreau Lake Park to conduct eagle survey
GANSEVOORT — Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, will offer the following programs:
-- A Baker Trail hike will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. today. This moderate hike (with some steep sections) will take participants up to the Palmertown Mountain Range and will be led by a naturalist.
-- A wetland hike is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The park naturalist will lead this hike around a small wetland. Participants will look for wild animals on this easy hike.
-- An eagle survey is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Moreau Lake State Park is home to wintering bald eagles. Grab a pair of binoculars and join park staff on their weekly bald eagle survey to monitor their population and health.
-- A Mud Pond hike will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday. Participants will hike along the nature trail and around Mud Pond. A naturalist will point out some of the wetland birds, wildlife and plants native to the park.
-- A Turkey Trail hike is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. This moderate hike scales half-way up the Palmertown Mountain Range and will be led by a naturalist.
Reservations are required for all the programs.
The fee for each program is $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors.
For additional information and to register, call 793-0511.
Garden club plans holiday gathering
BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa House and Garden Club will hold its annual holiday gathering at noon on Thursday at the American Legion Hall, 23 Pleasant St.
Members should each bring a covered dish to share and nonperishable food items to donate to the local food pantry.
Pine Bush to hold program on fishers
ALBANY — The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, has scheduled the program “Feisty Fishers” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The program will start inside with a short talk about the history and biology of the fisher followed by a walk outside to look for signs of the fisher. Dress for the weather.
The fee is $3 per person and $5 per family, unless otherwise noted. Children under age 5 are free.
Registration is required. Call 456-0655 to sign up or visit www.albanypinebush.org and click on “Events Calendar.”