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December 2013

Amphibians and Reptiles

June 8, 2014

Very kid-friendly event searching the Basha Kill for these fascinating little animals. Meet 10am, Haven Road, off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association, the watchdog group for this unique and beautiful wetland straddling the border between Orange and Sullivan Counties. thebashakill.org.

For More Information: 
Bill Cutler
Contact Phone #: 
845/807-0291

Birding for Beginners

June 1, 2014

Basics of bird identification at the Basha Kill, ideal locale for birdlife and bird watching. Binoculars required; wear sturdy walking shoes. Meet 8am, Haven Road, off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association, the watchdog group for this unique and beautiful wetland. thebashakill.org

For More Information: 
Scott Graber
Contact Phone #: 
914/799-1313

Hike to Gobbler's Knob

May 18, 2014

Hike to beautiful views from the Shawangunk Ridge, site of the proposed Basherkill subdivision. Trail gains almost 450 vertical feet from start to Gobbler’s Knob, which is almost 1,000 feet high. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water. Meet 10am, DEC fishing platform, Indian Orchard Road (South Road). Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org

For More Information: 
Mike Medley
Contact Phone #: 
845/754-0743

Spring Wilfdlowers

May 11, 2014

Delightful first blossoms of the season at the Basha Kill, home to a great variety of plant and animal life. Meet at 10am, Haven Road, just off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association, thebashakill.com, 845/436-6046.

For More Information: 
John Kenney
Contact Phone #: 
845/436-6046

Spring Migration Warbler Walk

May 3, 2014

7:30am. Meet warblers, orioles, vireos and more, all in their brightest plumage. Rain or shine at the Basha Kill, major stopover for migrating birds. Binoculars helpful. Meet at Haven Road, just off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. thebashakill.org, 845/888-0249.

For More Information: 
John Haas
Contact Phone #: 
845/888-0249

Nature Watch

April 26, 2014
May 3, 2014
May 10, 2014
May 17, 2014
May 24, 2014
May 31, 2014
June 7, 2014
June 14, 2014
June 21, 2014
June 28, 2014

10am-4pm Sat. & Sun only. View nesting bald eagles and more through powerful telescopes. Nature Watch volunteers on hand answer questions about an amazing wetland. Fun for all ages. DEC boat launch across from 1131 South Road, Wurtsboro. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association, thebashakill.org, 845/888-0261.

For More Information: 
Maryallison Farley
Contact Phone #: 
845/888-0261

36th Annual Basha Kill Clean-up

April 26, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day: clean up the Basha Kill.Garbage bags provided. Wear boots, work gloves, insect repellant. Bring chair to enjoy picnic afterwards. Register 9:30-10am.; clean till noon lunch. Sponsored / lunch provided by Basha Kill Area Association. Raffles. Haven Rd., off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. thebashakill.org, 845/754-0743.

For More Information: 
Paula Medley
Contact Phone #: 
845/754-0743

Star Walk

April 5, 2014

Wonders of the heavens reflected in the peaceful waters of the Basha Kill. Learn interesting space facts. Event dependent on clear skies. Meet 8pm, Haven Rd., off Rt. 209, south of Wurtsboro. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association, the watchdog group for this unique, beautiful wetland. thebashakill.org, 845/498-9001.

For More Information: 
Bob Fiore
Contact Phone #: 
845/498-9001

Wonderful Waterfowl

March 22, 2014

See array of migrating bird species at the wildlife-rich Basha Kill with John Haas, birder extraordinaire. Waterproof boots suggested. Meet 8am, Haven Road, off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association, the watchdog group for this unique and beautiful wetland. thebashakill.org, 845/888-0240.

For More Information: 
John Haas
Contact Phone #: 
845/888-0240

Cross Country Skiing

February 15, 2014

Flat terrain of D&H Canal towpath. Great for beginners and intermediates. Dress in layers; bring water. Weather permitting. Meet 10am, Haven Road, off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Call Mike to register and check on snow conditions. Sponsored by Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org, 845/754-0743.

For More Information: 
Mike Medley
Contact Phone #: 
845/754-0743