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April 2019

Over the Top! Mud Lake Hike

April 28 @ 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Road
Davenport, NY 13750 United States
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Join OCCA for this invigorating, 4.5 mile hike to Mud Lake, a unique sphagnum bog in Robert V. Riddell State Park, led by Steve Kent. Along the way, view deep woods and a thirty-foot waterfall, and be entertained with tales of the Riddell family, who owned the property for five generations. In 2005, Steve and his wife, Trish Riddell Kent, donated the land to the state. Bring water, a snack, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Portions of the trail…

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May 2019

The Birds of Mohican Farm

May 11 @ 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7207 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Join Becky Gretton for an early morning walk to get the birds! Mohican Farm's fields, woods and shoreline make it a great location for birding, including spring warblers, swallows, bluebirds, shorebirds--maybe even bobolinks and eagles. The walk is led by Becky Gretton, Co-president of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, and is suitable for all levels of birders. Bring binoculars and a field guide, and get here early! Please pre-register, enrollment is limited to twenty people. Meet at OCCA's office at Mohican Farm.

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June 2019

Walk on the Flat Side: Riddell State Park

June 5 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Road
Davenport, NY 13750 United States
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Join OCCA Board member Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent, who donated the land for the state park, on this early evening walk around the northern portion of Robert V. Riddell State Park. Visit historic structures, walk through fields, forests, and along Schenevus Creek, and learn about the interesting history of the land on this 1.5-mile, mostly flat walk. Meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Park’s main entrance on State Route 28, just north of I-88 Exit 17.

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Float the Butternut

June 15 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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OCCA and the Butternut Valley Alliance join forces for this fun float down the creek. Enjoy a leisurely paddle and take in the sights and sounds of one of our most beautiful creeks. Starting and end points to be determined. Bring water and a snack, and your own canoe/kayak (a limited number of spaces are available in OCCA canoes). Pre-registration required.

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Learn 10…Trees

June 23 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Clark Sports Center, 124 Co Rd 52
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Botanist Dan Spada will guide participants in a beginner's course on how to identify 10 native tree species through the use of keys, guides and their senses during a combination of lab and field sessions. The route is over moderate terrain, but participants should be prepared with sturdy shoes, sunscreen, hat, water, and bug dope.  A 10x hand lens is optional.  Participants may bring guidebooks, although guides will be provided to borrow.  Anyone interested in how to know the trees…

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