NEW!  Fall Program Line-up at Read Sanctuary!

We are pleased to be able to offer some public programs again at the sanctuary. These are free, outdoor-only programs. Meet at the nature center, and dress for the weather!  Established NYS Covid-19 safety protocols must be followed by participants (including distancing of at least 6-ft  and wearing face coverings during the program).

Here are the first few events. Registration is required. Space is limited.


Wednesday, November 18, 3-5PM — Invasive Plant Removal, Volunteer Opportunity!
All supplies will be provided but please bring your own water. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes.  Contact with questions.


Saturday, November 21, 10AM-Noon — “What Happened Here?”
Animal Sign Tracking begins with a simple question and soon reveals a story of the living landscape. Learn the art of “seeing” tracks. Weather permitting.

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Saturday, December 5, 10AM-Noon — Early Winter Bird Walk
Join us for an easy walk around the sanctuary to see how our feathered friends are faring!

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Saturday, December 12, 10AM-Noon — “Winter Wildflower Walk”
There is a different kind of beauty to our wildflowers once their growing season is over. We’ll look for plants that are still green, and learn to recognize familiar plants by their “skeletons”. Weather permitting.

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