Russ Walker introduces us to reptiles and amphibians, with an emphasis on the Catskill Mountains. Through photos, biofacts (skins, shells and skeletons) and live animals, we explore the natural history and some survival strategies of these incredible, but often misunderstood and feared animals. Russ is the co-founder of the East Texas Herpetological Society, with a life-long interest and passion for all wildlife.
The presentation begins at 1pm on June 5th, 2021. This event is free and takes place at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. All are welcome. Bring a lawn chair.
We request that you wear a mask or face covering while in attendance.
Adam Bosch & Brett Barry’s presentation focuses on the history of the Pepacton Reservoir, the latest technology for monitoring water quality, and the interstate considerations that went into the construction and operation of the reservoir.
Adam is the Director of Public Affairs of the NYC Water Supply.
Brett Barry of Silver Hollow Audio follows up with a reading from John Burroughs’ Pepacton, A Summer Voyage. Brett is an audiobook narrator and audio producer based in the Catskills, and teaches Digital Media and Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.
The presentation begins at 1pm on May 1st, 2021. This event is free and takes place at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. All are welcome.
We request that you please wear a mask or face covering while in attendance.
On Saturday July 6th, 2019 at 1pm, come meet a peregrine falcon, screech owls, a red-tail hawk and a threatened barn owl and kestrel, some of the many raptors that live in our woods and mountains with our speaker Annie Mardiney. Annie is a state and federally permitted wild bird rehabilitator with many stories to share of rescues, releases, and actions you can take to ensure the survival of these awesome birds.
John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge thanks the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) for their Public Education Grant Funding, which supports our Wild Saturday programming, the collaborative goal of heightening our awareness as Catskill Mountain stewards, global neighbors and dear friends to John Burroughs’ legacy.
Woodchuck Lodge’s Wild Saturdays have been hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. The Wild Saturday program will continue until October. On the first Saturday of every month at 1pm, one guest speaker will give a talk on our local, natural world, providing local fun and interest at Woodchuck Lodge, John Burroughs’ former home in Roxbury.
This free event takes place at Woodchuck Lodge, located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. For more information or images visit www.jbwoodchucklodge.org.