July Public Programs Set at Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center

AMBOY – The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center, located at 748 State Route 183 near Williamstown, presents many programs throughout the year where youth and adults can learn about and observe nature first-hand.

This July offers two programs featuring the birds and flowers of summer.

On July 13 at 7 p.m., everyone is invited to come enjoy an evening bird walk along the center’s woodland trails during Bird Days of Summer.

Guest presenter, Faith Baker of the Onondaga Audubon Society will join the facility’s educator in leading this evening program.

Every person will get a chance to observe and listen to our avian friends and their growing families.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a pair of binoculars to use.

Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center does have a few to borrow.

Then on July 24 at 2 p.m., there is an afternoon wildflower program, Bloomin’ Summer Blossoms.

Naturalist Pat Carney will lead an afternoon stroll along the center’s open spaces and trails to meet the “little people” of the forest floor and fields, such as Lady’s Thumb, Evening Primrose, Fleabane and others, whose common names and stories can be as colorful as their blossoms.

A slide presentation will be offered in the event of inclement weather.

These programs are designed for people of all ages.

There is a $4 fee per person or $12 per family. Children under three are free.

For information about the facility and its programming, call the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Office Monday through Friday at 315-963-7286, ext. 400.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and provides equal program and employment opportunities.