April 2 – John Burroughs Spring Lecture: Stephen Silverman

April 2 – John Burroughs Spring Lecture: Stephen Silverman, author of The Catskills, Its History and How It Changed America, will give a talk on Burroughs’ role in the region’s history and his relationship with Jay Gould., Catskill Center for Conservation & Development, 43355 State Highway 28, Arkville. 4 p.m

May 7 – Wild Saturday, A Knight in the Wood:

May 7 – Wild Saturday, A Knight in the Woods, all about porcupines — natural history, cultural significance, and local lore — with Patti Rudge, author of young readers’ book of the same title and a trustee of Woodchuck Lodge

May 14, Joe Hewitt Day!

May 14, Joe Hewitt Day! Celebrate the publication of ‘I Was Corning a Beaver, Like You Do:’ John Burroughs, Joe Hewitt, Catskill Culture, by Bill Birns, President, Woodchuck Lodge Board of Trustees. Refreshments, stories, book signing!

June 4 — Wild Saturday, John Burroughs on the Rails

June 4 — Wild Saturday, John Burroughs on the Rails, a look at the importance of rail travel in Burroughs’ day, with Dakin Morehouse of the Empire State Railway Museum, Phoenicia. This is a Headwaters History Days program

July 2 – Wild Saturday, Impact of the Tanning Industry on the Catskills:

July 2 – Wild Saturday, Impact of the Tanning Industry on the Catskills, with excerpts from Burroughs’ essays on how it changed the forest, with Paul Misko

August 6 – Wild Saturday, The Catskills, past, present, future:

August 6 – Wild Saturday, The Catskills, past, present, future: A local perspective, with Burr Hubbell, 8th generation Catskillian

September 3 – Wild Saturday, Face to Face with Raptors

September 3 – Wild Saturday, Face to Face with Raptors, meet wildlife rehabilitator Annie Mardiney and some of her feathered friends

October 1 – Wild Saturday, Close Encounters: Reptiles and Amphibians of NY

October 1 – Wild Saturday, Close Encounters: Reptiles and Amphibians of NY, meet enthusiast Raquel Pallak and some common herpetofauna

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