Wed. August 20 & Sat. August 23 at 7pm
Discover how owls rule the night while we explore owl adaptations, hunting skills, where they roost and how to find them. The program will start with a discussion inside, followed by a night hike in search of Eastern Screech Owls. The program is free and open to the public open to the public.
Saturday September 13 10am to Noon
Think globally and act locally in support of your environment!!! Join the Sterling Nature Center in cleaning up the Lake Ontario shore. If you cannot make it to the Sterling Nature Center then visit the American Littoral Society’s website, www.alsnyc.org, or call 1-800-449-0790 to find other beach cleanups throughout the state. Annually, over 7,000 volunteers clean and document about a quarter million pounds of debris across NYS. At SNC we collect over 200 pounds of litter along our 2 miles of shoreline with the help of volunteers like you. Refreshments will be provided after the work is done. Rain Date Sept 14.
Ontario Orchards Fall Jamboree
Sept 20th & 21, 11am to 6pm
Stop by and say hi while you get your hamburgers & hotdogs in support of the Friends of the Sterling Nature Center.
Sunday September 21
The Friends will be raffling off a Trek 820 mountain bike valued at $370. The bike was donated by Murdock's Bicycles & Sports of Oswego, NY. Raffle tickets are $5 each and the drawing will take place at Ontario Orchards Fall Jamboree in September. If you would like to enter the raffle mail $5 for each ticket with your name, address and phone number to: SNC-Bike Raffle, PO Box 216, Sterling NY 13156. You do not need to be present to win but the winner will need to pick up the bike at the Sterling Nature Center after the drawing.
Autumnal Equinox Walk,
Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30pm
Welcome the first full day of autumn by taking a guided walk to discover how nature conveys the changing seasons. We will seek out the remnants of summer and discover the beginning signs of autumn. The program is free and open to the public
Cayuga Naturally 2014 Photo Contest
Entries due by October 7, 2014
All photos must be taken within Cayuga County and be of a nature related subjects. For an official entry form, send a stamped self-addressed envelope to: SNC Photo, PO Box 216 Sterling NY, 13156 or email email@example.com. All entries are due at the nature center or postmarked by October 7, 2014.
Apple Pressing—Cider Making
Saturday October 11 at 11am to 2pm
Join us in creating fresh apple cider the old fashion way with a people powered fruit press. Help, wash, grind, press, pasteurize and best of all taste fresh apple cider. While going through the process we will discuss the history of apples, apple products, the apple growing industry and the many different varieties of apples. We may even have several different varieties for you to take a taste test with from apples grown by local orchards. You may discover a new favorite or and old stand by as the one you like best. A special THANK YOU to Ontario Orchards for supplying the apples for this program.
Photo contest Awards
Saturday October 18 at 1pm
The winning entries of the Cayuga Naturally Photograph contest will be unveiled today with a presentation of awards and prizes taking place at 1pm.
What’s happening with our Wetland
Saturday November 8 at 1pm
What changes have taken place over the summer and fall? Are the beavers still active around the dam and throughout the Beaver Wetland or is it turning into a Beaver Meadow? Come on this naturalist lead walk to discover what is happening with our wetland. The program is free and open to the public
Saturday November 29 at 7pm
Discover how owls rule the night while we explore owl adaptations, hunting skills, where they roost and how to identify their calls. The program will start with a discussion inside, followed by a night hike in search of owls. The program is free and open to the public open to the public.