RESCHEDULED: Be Informed, Making a Meadow

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

Mohican Farm Manager Bob Sutherland walks you through the steps of converting part of your property to a native wildflower meadow that will be good for pollinators, pleasing to look at, and will reduce your carbon footprint! Part of the program will be indoors learning about the benefits of meadows and short- and long-term care …

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Get the Kids Out–Roughing It

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

Do you know what it takes to survive in the wilderness? We'll cover the basic needs of human survival and learn how to build shelter, find water, and stay alive until help arrives. Dress for weather. Meet at 10am at Mohican Farm, 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown.

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Get the Kids Out–Trees!

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

Need something to do on Columbus Day? Come to Mohican Farm and explore the world of trees. We'll search the property and learn how to tell different kinds from each other, understand the role trees play in our world, and have fun! Meet at OCCA's office at Mohican Farm, 7207 State Highway 80, Cooperstown. Free. …

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Highway Cleanup

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

Help pick up litter along a two-mile section of NY State Route 80 in Springfield. Safety vests and helmets, gloves, bags will be provided. Meet at OCCA's office at 7207 State Route 80, Springfield.

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Worshop

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

Learn how to contribute to ash conservation. The Ecologicial Research Institute (ERI) presents this single-session training workshop. Attendees will learn how to establish ash mortality monitoring plots as part of a Monitoring Plot Network extending through the Catskills and beyond. The workshop includes training in how to recognize ash and detect the emerald ash borer …

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Japanese knotweed control – Mohican Farm

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

Japanese knotweed is a highly-invasive plant that is spreading rapidly across the region. Learn to recognize knotweed, and get your hands dirty as we try to control a patch of it here at Mohican Farm. Bring hand pruners and hand tools useful for grubbing tough, persistent roots out of the ground. Meet at OCCA’s Mohican …

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Morning Birding at Mohican

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

The early bird may get the worm, but the early birder gets the birds! Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Co-President Becky Gretton leads an early birding walk at Mohican Farm in Springfield. The farm provides a mix of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, cultivated fields, and lake shore. Bring binoculars and a field guide; we’ll provide the coffee …

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Get the Kids Out–Mud!

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

With warmer weather comes melting snow and ice, rain, and…mud! Take a walk around Mohican Farm in Springfield and explore the wet and muddy world of spring. We'll learn about mud and where it comes from, look for animal tracks (and make our own if we can't find any), and get our hands in it, …

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Finding Hemlock Stands

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

OCCA and Mohican Farm are collaborating with the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) and Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties to host a special training for outdoor enthusiasts interested in volunteering to help CRISP and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation identify and map stands of Eastern hemlock as part of its efforts …

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Be Informed! Lecture Series: How You Can Make An Impact Using Clean Energy

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

In conjunction with Mohican Farm, OCCA presents our inaugural season of the Be Informed! Lecture Series.  Our first speaker is Dan Sullivan with the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District.  Dan will talk about what clean energy is, how citizens and municipalities can get involved in clean energy programs, and a positive impact you can have …

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