The calendar suggests that “winter is coming.” In fact, the winter solstice will occur on December 22.
The arrival of this new season will mark the return of the shortest days of the entire year. We should all consider extending these short days with evening outdoor activities as well as being prepared to make the most of the daylight hours available.
Here is a short list of winter outdoor activities to consider:
- Eagle Watch at Moreau Lake State Park: December 24, 2015
- Open House at Thacher Nature Center: December 26, 2015
- Learn to Snowshoe (Delmar): December 26, 2015
- Tasty Treats for Winter Birds (Thacher Nature Center): December 29, 2015
- Albany Winter Guide
- Almost Full Moon Hike at Albany Pine Bush: January 22, 2016
- Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe at Camp Saratoga: January 23, 2016
- Winter Festival at Hyuck Preserve: January 31, 2016
- Winterfest at Camp Saratoga: February 7, 2016
- Attracting Birds to Your Backyard (Delmar): February 10, 2016
- Animal Tracking at Camp Saratoga: February 15, 2016
- Owl Prowl at Camp Saratoga: February 17, 2016 February 23, 2016 March 4, 2016
- Crows Rule at Albany Pine Bush Preserve: March 6, 2016
Winter is a great time for birdwatching from the comfort of your own home. Consider putting up a few bird feeders. Here is a guide to the most common winter visitors to your feeders. For more info about winter bird feeding, please view my prior post.
Speaking of snow, here are some recipes for you to consider: