STERLING NATURE CENTER
2013 Calendar of Events
Owl Prowl - Saturday January 5 at 7pm
Nesting season has begun for the great horned owls. Join Naturalist Jim D'Angelo for an indoor introduction to the great-horned owl and other New York State owls. Then we will venture out on an owl prowl looking and listening for the nocturnal kings of the sky. Last year a pair of great-horned owls nested an old great blue heron nest within the rookery, so we know that they can be in the area. The program is free and open to the public; please remember to dress for the weather.
Winter Woodpeckers - Saturday January 26 at 1pm
There are many birds that spend the winter in our area including four or five woodpecker species. Come explore the life of a woodpecker, its adaptations and natural history in an indoor presentation. We will then head out onto the trails to discover which woodpeckers are active and look for signs that others have been in the area. The program is free and open to the public.
Tracks and Traces - Saturday February 2 at 1pm
What wildlife is moving about the Sterling Nature Center or your back yard? Winter is the perfect season to answer this question using the tracks and traces that wildlife has left behind to identify them. On this Groundhog's Day join interpretive naturalist Jim D'Angelo for an indoor presentation followed by a hike in search of wildlife tracks and traces. The program is free and open to the public.
Winter Fun Day - Saturday February 16 at 11am to 2pm
Come and join us for some winter fun at the Sterling Nature Center. Cross-country skiing - Sledding - Snowshoeing – Winter Birding.
Wonders of Winter - Wednesday February 20, 1pm
School Break Program - Join Naturalist Jim D'Angelo explore the wonders of winter. How does the chickadee survive the cold windy winter? There will be an indoor presentation followed by a winter hike to see the beauty and wonders of the winter woods. The program is free and open to the public.
Where Have All the Insects Gone? - Wednesday March 2, 1pm
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the insects in winter? Join Naturalist Jim D'Angelo for this unique program on wintering insects. There will be an inside presentation on the strategies insects use to survive the long, cold central New York winters, followed by a walk to seek out some of the wintering insects. The program is free and open to the public.
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The 1400-acre Sterling Nature Center is located in northern Cayuga
County on Jensvold road, just past the Renaissance Festival grounds.
For more information and directions call the center at 315-947-6143.
Directions to Sterling Nature Center
For further information, questions, or reservations please call the Nature Center at 315-947-6143 or email email@example.com
The Friends of The Sterling Nature Center
PO Box 216
Sterling, New York 13156