Monday-Saturday, 8 pm, weather permitting: Woodcock watching at St. Francis Farm (136 Wart Road, Orwell) Woodcocks are football-shaped birds with long bills, upside-down brains, and courtship displays which involve spiraling 200 feet into the air while singing just around dusk. Call ahead (315-298-2844) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to arrive early, take a nature walk, enjoy spring wildflowers and look for salamanders before the light fades, or if you'd like to schedule a day visit to walk trails, learn flora & fauna, help with indoor & outdoor work. .
Monday, April 15:
All day long: Crazy Librarian Escape Room at Snow Memorial Building (4917 Jefferson Street, Pulaski NY), organized by Pulaski Public Library—people sign up in advance for half-hour slots. Call to reserve your spot: 315-298-2717.
Tuesday, April 16:
10 AM - 12 Noon: Games and toys from earlier years at the Pulaski Historical Society, in the Carriage House (3428 Maple Avenue, Pulaski). Ice cream comes will be served. Contact Mary Lou Morrow, 315-298-4650, email@example.com.
2 PM-6 PM: The Half-Shire Historical Society and the Rural & Migrant Ministry will jointly host a variety of crafts and games as well as child-friendly dinner fare, face painting, and sundaes at the Half-Shire Historical Society on County Route 48 in Richland. Call 315-298-2986 for more information.
3 PM: LEGO mania at the Pulaski Public Library (4917 Jefferson St). Come build with us. Bring your imagination-- we provide the Legos.6:30 PM, weather permitting: Sunset nature walk at St Francis Farm (136 Wart Road,Orwell). Look for salamanders and wildflowers,listen for frogs and owls, stay on at the end if you want to watch the courting flights of woodcocks. Call 315-298-2844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrive promptly or call ahead to let us know you’re coming.
Wednesday, April 17:11 AM: Mama Pajama presents: Rock and Read! performance at Pulaski Public Library
1:30 PM-3:30 PM, weather permitting: Volunteer project and nature walk at St Francis Farm (136 Wart Road, Orwell). Help with planting in the garden or greenhouse, or with trail-clearing, then walk woods and field trails and look for salamanders (see following activity) as well as wildflowers and other signs of spring.
4 PM-5 PM: “The Salamander Room” reading and activities at Cogswell Free Library (1999 Rte 2, Orwell), sponsored by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust
Thursday, April 18:
11 AM-12:30: Discover and Learn at Pulaski Public library with Parks Department. Jump from station to station learning all about Piping Plovers, water pollution and more through games, scavenger hunts and crafts.
12 noon-2 PM: Create a personalized leather bag tag with Anna Blachman at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center ( 4848 Jefferson St, Pulaski NY) Come join the fun – Create your own personalized leather bag/backpack tag (or ear bud caddy) – stamp your initials, name, nickname, and decorate with figures designs – of your choice… you will get to paint and do the assembly to create a one of a kind, just for you tag. Stop by anytime between noon and 2 PM and build something you will love to use. Contact Patricia Tanner, 315-298-7007
2 PM: Jump into Pond Life at Selkirk Shores! (7101 State Route 3,Pulaski) Can you name all of the insects that live in a pond? How about all of the amphibians? Come and learn about all of the organisms that live in the Frog Pond. Be sure to wear proper shoes that can get muddy and wet. Meet at the open shelter at 2 pm where we will begin our short hike to the Frog Pond.
6-8 PM: Free drawing class with Julia Sentman at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center
6:30 PM, weather permitting: Sunset nature walk at St Francis Farm (136 Wart Road,Orwell). Look for salamanders and wildflowers,listen for frogs and owls, stay on at the end if you want to watch the courting flights of woodcocks. Call 315-298-2844 or email email@example.com. Arrive promptly or call ahead to let us know you’re coming.
Friday, April 19:
10 AM: Snowy Owl Story Time, Owl Pellet Dissection, craft and games at the Pulaski Public Library (4917 Jefferson St), sponsored by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust
1 PM: Nature Crafts at Selkirk Shores (7101 State Route 3, Pulaski). The sky is the limit! Let your imagination run free! Using natural items we find on a short hike along the Frog Pond Trail, we will create fun crafts such as pinecone animals and pine needle paint brushes. Meet at the open shelter at 1 pm. Be sure to wear sneakers or boots that can get muddy.
8:00-9:30 PM: Park in the Dark: Guided moonlight hike with environmental educators at Selkirk Shores State Park (7101 State Route 3, Pulaski). The full moon will light the way as sounds of spring surround us on this leisurely stroll. Dress warmly. It cools down quickly by the lake after the sun goes down. Trails may be muddy. Meet at the open shelter by the beach parking lot. Call ahead to register: 315-298-5737. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the park in the dark!
Saturday, April 20:
11 AM: Come learn about salamanders at the Ainsworth Memorial Library (6064 S Main St, Sandy Creek) with the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Includes reading of “The Salamander Room,” ties, and snacks.
1 PM, weather permitting: Find salamanders in the woods at St Francis Farm (136 Wart Road, Orwell)