Owls of the Night / Online Program

Owls of the Night / Online Program

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Apr/Thu/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Naturalist & Preserve Steward John Foley
of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

Thursday, April 22
7-8 pm

Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

They fly in silence. These nocturnal birds of prey have captured our interest and imaginations throughout time.   Worldwide there are nearly 250 species. 

Please join us for this fascinating and beautiful special Earth Day event, as we learn together about the magnificent owls. 

About our presenter: John is a self-taught naturalist who has spent years working in and around Great Hollow, studying the local plants and animals that make the area so special. He is a Connecticut-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and has worked as a field technician for multiple agencies and organizations, such as the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Great Swamp and the Naromi Land Trust. John’s passion is turtles, and he has spent the past several years collecting valuable data on the movement patterns and survivorship of turtles inhabiting Great Hollow and neighboring natural areas. At Great Hollow, John works hard to maintain the trails that so many people enjoy hiking while also managing the land to optimize habitat for native plants and wildlife. John also maintains Great Hollow’s many facilities and coordinates and leads many of our events and outreach initiatives.

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  • Aug/Tue/2022 7:00 PM - Aug/Tue/2022 8:00 PM

    Tuesday August 16
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.

     

    Deer Pond Farm
    https://www.ctaudubon.org/deer-pond-farm-home-new/

  • Aug/Thu/2022 7:00 PM - Aug/Thu/2022 8:00 PM

    Presenter: Dr. James Utter

    Thursday, August 25
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Discover the magnificence of the Great Swamp, one of largest freshwater wetlands in New York State.

  • Aug/Sat/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Sat/2022 4:00 PM

    Saturday, 8/27 in the Library Courtyard (weather permitting)

    Drop-in anytime from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

    Thanks to our excellent community readers, we've earned a celebratory end of summer ice cream party! We're only half way through summer and already Pawling has collectively read over 50,000 minutes (as of 8/1/22). To celebrate, readers of all ages are invited to join us for ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, and fun and games in the courtyard.

    Drop in with your friends or family on August 27th, anytime from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, no registration required. We'll have yard games like lawn bowling and provide access to our outdoor play materials, including our water play tables and giant lawn blocks.

    This event is intended for patrons who have participated in our Summer Reading Challenge, but all are welcome to join us and celebrate their hard work! For more information, please email Maureen or Neena or call us at 845-855-3444.

  • Sep/Thu/2022 7:00 PM - Sep/Thu/2022 8:00 PM

    Thursday, September 22
    7-8 pm

    Become a Citizen Scientist!

    Joyce Tomaselli from CCEDC will teach about the Spotted Lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.

    Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive pest that could impact New York's forests as well as the agricultural and tourism industries.

    What to do:

    Learn how to identify SLF.
    If you visit other states with SLF, be sure to check all equipment and gear before leaving.
    Destroy egg masses by scraping them into a bucket of hot, soapy water or a baggie/jar of hand sanitizer.

    See it? Report it:

    Take pictures of the insect, egg masses and/or infestation signs and note the location.

    Email: spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov

    More Info: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/113303.html

     

    This program was made possible by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County.

  • Oct/Fri/2022 6:30 PM - Oct/Fri/2022 8:30 PM

    Two Sessions:

    Friday, October 7: Sculpting
    Friday, October 14: Painting

    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. They spend a good deal of their time hidden under mud, and like to come out at night.

    Bog turtles are usually dark brown, both skin and shell, and have a unique bright orange spot on each side of their neck. Sadly, these turtles are considered threatened, and protected under the United States' Endangered Species Act.

    At this workshop we’ll be sculpting these elusive beautiful little creatures.

    Please join us and make your very own, very special bog turtle.

    Age: 6 & up.

    Registration & parental supervision is required.

  • Oct/Fri/2022 6:30 PM - Oct/Fri/2022 8:30 PM

    Two Sessions:

    Friday, October 7: Sculpting
    Friday, October 14: Painting

    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. They spend a good deal of their time hidden under mud, and like to come out at night.

    Bog turtles are usually dark brown, both skin and shell, and have a unique bright orange spot on each side of their neck. Sadly, these turtles are considered threatened, and protected under the United States' Endangered Species Act.

    At this workshop we’ll be sculpting these elusive beautiful little creatures.

    Please join us and make your very own, very special bog turtle.

    Age: 6 & up.

    Registration & parental supervision is required.