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Will Yandik Bird Walk in Copake Falls, NY
Sat, May 6, 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
This Friends of Taconic State Park event led by our expert friend Will Yandik is a rare opportunity to watch birds on a unique piece of unspoiled private land surrounded by Taconic State Park acreage, with a gifted and inspirational guide.
Learn to be a sharper observer of birds; learn the natural history of local species and get insights into their life cycles and habitat choices.
- Your $10 allows the Friends to offer honoraria to top experts to lead our nature programming; additional donations will be used for more programming and the Friends' preservation work. We are grateful for your support, and for your enthusiasm for this special Park.
Walk leader Will Yandik began birding as a child, continued while studying at Princeton, and worked on birds as part of his graduate work at Brown. He has since returned to his century-old family farm in Livingston, New York, where he raises vegetables, eggs, and runs a seasonal bakery. When not farming, Will is intimately engaged in helping shape the environment: He has been Deputy Supervisor of the Town of Livingston, Vice President of the Columbia County Farm Bureau, a member of the county’s farmland protection board, a biology teacher at Columbia-Greene Community College, and is an avid birder, a writer, and a volunteer with Columbia Land Conservancy’s conservation efforts, as well as a conservation activist.
BRING YOUR BINOCULARS; a spotting scope will be provided for group use. WEATHER POLICY: A little drizzle won't stop us, but massive weather/electrical storms will, of course. If the forecast is severe, we will be in touch ahead of time and tickets refunded or a new date offered.
DIRECTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO TICKET HOLDERS. Plan to arrive no later than 8:30 AM; we will start promptly. There are no restrooms at the walk site, so allow time to stop at the Taconic State Park in Copake Falls beforehand if needed.