Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host environmental educator and author Anita Sanchez on July 25th at 6:30pm for the third program in our 2018 Wildlife Wednesday series. Sanchez will discuss wild edible plants and there will also be some sampling of those found on the grounds of the historic site. We will also try some wild teas as well. The program will meet outside the Visitor Center at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter.
Sanchez worked as an environmental educator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at education centers across the state. She now is a free-lance educator, providing programs for schools, libraries, museums, botanical gardens, and arboreta. Also, she is a successful author and champion of unloved plants, and has written, “The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion” and most recently, “Leaflets Three, Let it Be! The Story of Poison Ivy”.
This is a free event open to the public. Donations to the Friends of Schoharie Crossing are always appreciated. Wildlife Wednesdays continue August 8th at 5:30pm and the 22nd at 6:30pm. Upcoming nature programs include an Early Morning Bird Walk with George Steel beginning 6:30am on August 12th at Yankee Hill Lock on Queen Anne Road, and Anita Sanchez presenting on “The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion” occurring on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30pm in the Enders House. ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady will also be conducting a paddle event from Schoharie Crossing on August 11th to highlight the environmental aspects of the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River.
For information about this series and other events listed, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our Facebook page. Information can also be found on our NYS Parks website.
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