While many of us are spending more time at home, HHLT is bringing nature to you with a new webinar series:
Amphibians and Vernal Pools
Thursday, May 21st, 1-2pm
Why did the amphibian cross the road? Have you ever encountered a frog or salamander on the road on a rainy spring evening and wondered where they are heading? Join our May webinar to find out!
Our speakers, Nicole Wooten, HHLT’s Natural Resources Manager, and Laura Heady, Conservation and Land Use Program Coordinator for the Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation/Cornell University, will discuss the importance of woodland pools and the annual migration of forest amphibians.
Connect with Nature Using Mobile Apps!
Thursday, April 30th, 1-2pm
Are you curious about the natural wonders in your own backyard? We’ve teamed up with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to offer a live online training on popular nature apps, including eBird, iNaturalist, and kid-friendly Seek. Join us this Thursday, April 30th at 1pm to learn how to capture and share your nature observations, all while contributing to community science and informing conservation in the Hudson Highlands. No scientific background required!
The training session will be led by Julia Rogers, HHLT’s Stewardship Coordinator, and Brent Boscarino, NYNJTC’s Invasive Species Citizen Science Program Coordinator.
Don’t forget to have your smartphone handy during the webinar. We suggest downloading the free apps to your device and creating accounts before you login to the webinar. (You can find detailed instructions for setting up iNaturalist and Seek here.)
Plant a Pollinator Paradise w/ Putnam CCE
Saturdays, May 2nd and 9th, 9:30-11 am
UPDATE: The webinar recording will soon be available on the Putnam CCE website.
Pollinators are in trouble, but luckily each of us can have a part in ensuring a healthy environment for them. Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County for a two-part online course that will provide an in depth and interactive look at how to plan and create a pollinator garden on your property. Whether you have acres or just a front porch, you can create a pollinator habitat!