Upcoming Events

MHLC's 20 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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MHLC Book Discussion Group: NEW DATE

POSTPONED TO FALL (TBA)

TBA

Register to become a member of the Book Discussion Group. Our next meeting will be a discussion on Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Gathering Moss sometime this fall. (Date and time will be posted soon.)

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Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 1, 2022

All through the month of July!

All MHLC Preserves and the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

Search for bird creations at the MHLC Preserves then head out to find "Birds on the Rail Trail"-an ART Scavenger Hunt!

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Woodcut Painting Workshop (Session One)

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Session 1 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Albany County Rail Trail Pavilion in Voorheesville

Join Art on the Rail Trail for a special Woodcut Painting Workshop with local artists Grace Lang and Ramiro Davaro-Comas. Participants paint a bird-themed woodcut figure to bring home! All supplies provided as well as instruction. Free all ages event! Advance registration is required.

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Woodcut Painting Workshop (Session Two)

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Session 2- 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Albany County Rail Trail Pavilion in Voorheesville

Join Art on the Rail Trail for a special Woodcut Painting Workshop with local artists Grace Lang and Ramiro Davaro-Comas. Participants paint a bird-themed woodcut figure to bring home! All supplies provided as well as instruction. Free all ages event! Advance registration is required.

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Let's Explore with Flying Deer Nature Center

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Drop-in sessions at 9:40 AM and 12:20 PM

Normans Kill West Preserve

Join Flying Deer instructors for an engaging, nature based hike at Norman's Kill West Preserve. Hikes are sure to inspire curiosity, excitement, and joy while awakening awareness of the natural world. A group game, songs, and snack will round out an unforgettable experience that we hope will sow the seeds for a stronger lifelong understanding for the natural world. This drop-in program is timed to Nature Bus drop-offs at 9:34 AM and 12:14 PM, and is free and open to all! NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Wilderness Wayfinding with Ondatra Adventures

Saturday, July 16, 2022

1 - 4 PM

Schoharie Creek Preserve

Not all learning happens in the classroom. In fact, some of the most important and long lasting lessons we can experience only occur in the wild. In this class, students will learn several key skills regarding navigation and wilderness survival. Participants will have to ‘master’ these skills quickly as they will be tested at the end of the class with a final challenge!!

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Mushrooms of Holt Preserve with Ondatra Adventures

Sunday, July 17, 2022

10 AM - 1 PM

Holt Preserve

Join Dave Muska of Ondatra Adventures to learn about the many mushrooms found in our forests. Participants will learn of the ecological significance of fungi, mushrooms as food & medicine, as well as Dave’s personal accounts and experiences with mushrooms found along our walk.

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Forest Bathing with Ebony LaBrew-Kone

Saturday, July 23, 2022

10 AM - 12 PM

Normans Kill West Preserve

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature during a Forest Bathing walk, led by certified practitioner, Ebony LaBrew-Kone. Forest Bathing is rooted in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which means to take in the forest atmosphere. This quiet, slow-paced walk will offer a reprieve from the busyness of everyday life, as you are guided through a series of invitations that welcome you explore the natural environment through your senses. Forest Bathing has been shown to promote wellbeing--including strengthening the immune system, improving sleep, and lowering stress.

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Let's Explore with Flying Deer Nature Center

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Drop-in sessions at 9:40 AM and 12:20 PM

Normans Kill West Preserve

Join Flying Deer instructors for an engaging, nature based hike at Norman's Kill West Preserve. Hikes are sure to inspire curiosity, excitement, and joy while awakening awareness of the natural world. A group game, songs, and snack will round out an unforgettable experience that we hope will sow the seeds for a stronger lifelong understanding for the natural world. This drop-in program is timed to Nature Bus drop-offs at 9:34 AM and 12:14 PM, and is free and open to all! NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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ART's Chalk the Walk 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

11 AM - 1 PM

Albany County Heldeberg Hudson Rail Trail

Join Art on the Rail Trail for the annual chalk art celebration- Chalk the Walk! We welcome all ages and abilities to join us - you don't have to be a professional artist to have a great time at this family-friendly event. Register in advance, $10 for a 3 ft. square. Chalk will be provided. The public will vote for their favorite artwork over social media, and prizes from local business will be awarded in adult and child categories.

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Forest Bathing with Ebony LaBrew-Kone

Saturday, September 24, 2022

10 AM - 12 PM

Bender Melon Farm Preserve

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature during a Forest Bathing walk, led by certified practitioner, Ebony LaBrew-Kone. Forest Bathing is rooted in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which means to take in the forest atmosphere. This quiet, slow-paced walk will offer a reprieve from the busyness of everyday life, as you are guided through a series of invitations that welcome you explore the natural environment through your senses. Forest Bathing has been shown to promote wellbeing--including strengthening the immune system, improving sleep, and lowering stress.

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