Upcoming Events

MHLC's Preserve Challenge

All year long!

All MHLC Preserves

Take the 20 Preserve Challenge! Visit all 20 MHLC Preserves (we’re at 22 now!) to receive a limited edition sticker.

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Winter Exploration Hike

Sunday, February 25, 2024

10 AM- 12 PM

Bozen Kill Preserve

Join MHLC and hike guide Zoë Miller for this introduction to wildlife tracking. We'll gather and chat about some techniques,some different schools of learning and styles of tracking, and etiquette for looking at tracks in a group. Out on the preserve trails, we'll search for track and other signs of wildlife on the landscape and read the stories they tell.

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LYL Workshop Session 1: How to improve your habitat at home

Friday, April 26, 2024

10 AM- 12 PM

Albany County Soil & Water District Office, Voorheesville

Get to know your local agents! Representatives from NCRS (Natural Resources Conservation Service), Albany County Soil & Water Conservation District, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Capital Region PRISM (Partnership for Invasive Species Management) will present programs that support private landowner habitat improvement projects.

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LYL Workshop Session 2: Techniques in action

Friday, May 17, 2024

10 AM- 12 PM

Bender Melon Farm Preserve

Visit Bender Melon Farm Preserve to learn about habitat improvement projects. Learn about invasive species and why they are detrimental to your habitat; tour our invasive species brush removal projectand learn about Integrated Pest Management and treatment techniques; and visit our pollinator field and learn about on-site challenges and how to get a successful project despite what Mother Nature throws at you.

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LYL Workshop Session 3: All about birds

Friday, June 7, 2024

10 AM- 12 PM

Bender Melon Farm Preserve

Meet Hudson Mohawk Bird Club! Local experts will discuss New York’s most-needed bird habitat and techniques for grassland bird management. MHLC worked with local partners to gather bird data before our project began; we’ll share monitoring tools used and how to measure success. ‍ After this session, we invite you to join us for some birding at the preserve!

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