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June 2019

Trees and Ferns and Birds, Oh My!

June 22, 2019
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Come explore with us at this free, family-friendly, informal guided hike in the woods, led by Community Programs Director, Lin Gibbs, with activities designed to engage the senses and inspire discovery. For your wildlife sanctuary adventure, please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes (waterproof boots if it has been wet), and bring along tick and bug repellent. We will have some water and snacks on hand. If you’d like to have lunch at the trailhead after the hike, you…

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Natural Wonders Woods Walk in Stone Barn State Forest

June 29, 2019
10:00 am
- 2:00 pm

We hope you  join us as summer comes into full swing, wildlife is active, and many of our favorite birds are raising their young in the North Country. Experienced birder, naturalist, and artist Robert McNamara will lead this cost-free guided walk in the woods of Stone Barn State Forest. Please note that this walk will be off-trail, with varied terrain throughout, and is best for older kids and adults.  We will be exploring the woods to find the best bird…

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July 2019

Paddle at Westdale

July 20, 2019
10:00 am
- 2:00 pm

Bring your kayak out for this easygoing paddle! Kayakers of all skill levels are welcome to attend so invite your family and friends for an afternoon of weekend fun. Life jackets are required. For a packing list, we suggest wearing comfortable outdoor clothes, as well as bringing any water/snacks you may need. Directions to Westdale: Take Rt. 13 from Pulaski or Camden. Westdale is about 4.5 miles south east of Williamstown, and about 5 miles northwest of Camden. Turn onto…

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Woodland Fairy Houses

July 27, 2019
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Wear your fairy wings and bring your imagination!  We will start this free program by reading a story all about woodland fairies. Next, we’ll make whimsical fairy houses out of natural, found materials and install them along the trails to attract and please the sprites.  All are welcome to make a fairy house to take home as well. Register Here

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August 2019

Salamander Story Hour

August 7, 2019
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm

Many thanks to the Richard S. Shineman Foundation and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties for helping us provide this program free to the public. We will be reading The Salamander Room, an award-winning, stunningly illustrated children's book that helps us think about what all creatures need in order to survive. Join us for the reading, fun activities and a delicious snack! Register Here

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Geocache Day!

August 24, 2019
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Are you or your kids into nature AND treasure hunting? We have geocaches throughout the Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary, so come on out and explore!  Staff will be on hand to help you learn or navigate. There may even be some rewards for those who find all the caches out there too! Register Here

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October 2019

Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

October 24, 2019
6:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

Every fall we bring land owners, volunteers and supporters together to celebrate the years’ hard work and accomplishments at the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction. During this event, we will celebrate families that have worked with the land trust to protect their land as well as showcase upcoming projects and programs of THTLT.  Guests will enjoy cocktail hour from 6:00 – 7:00pm. Following this will be a buffet-style dinner and auction emceed by special guest, retired WWNY-TV Anchor Brian Ashley.…

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