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Waterman Conservation Education Center

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403 Hilton Road
Apalachin, NY 13732 United States
607-625-2221 www.watermancenter.org

March 2020

Backyard Biodiversity: Enhancing Habitat on Your Property

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Waterman Conservation Education Center, 403 Hilton Road
Apalachin, NY 13732 United States
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Just in time for planting, come to the Waterman Center to learn about ways to make your property more wildlife friendly! Whether you have a sidewalk strip or 40 acres, you can use what you learn from 3 different presenters from Cornell Cooperative Extension to support the official New York State Bird, the eastern bluebird, attract and feed pollinators, and benefit wildlife in general. A free program to Waterman members and a suggested $5 donation for non-members.

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From Forest to Table

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Waterman Conservation Education Center, 403 Hilton Road
Apalachin, NY 13732 United States
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You’ve gathered wild mushrooms. Your basket is overflowing…what now? Join us as we review choice edibles that can be found locally. Come and learn how to gather and prepare fungi in the forest before you get them home. Learn methods of preserving mushrooms by dehydration, freezing or pickling. Learn how to cook fungi at home. Sample dishes made from dried, frozen and/or pickled wild mushrooms. Recipes will be available for you to take home.

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The Story of the American Woodcock

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterman Conservation Education Center, 403 Hilton Road
Apalachin, NY 13732 United States
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The story of the American Woodcock Presented by: Andy Weik, Biologist, The Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society The American woodcock or commonly called “Timberdoodle” is an odd-looking, short-legged bird with a long straight bill. Considered as a species in decline, it seems to be making a comeback as the amount of early-succession forest cover has increased. Woodcock migrate south during the winter and return in March to breed. For more information: https://www.nyfoa.org/application/files/1915/7461/5907/SOT_Winter_2019_Newsletter.pdf

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