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Boats and Birds and Bats at the Park 
Issue: # 21October 2011 
carving pumpkins at HCP
Carving pumpkins in 2010

Bats and Jacks! on Sunday, October 23

Learn about Bats and Carve a Jack O'Lantern 


Sunday, October 23, 2011 4pm-6pm at the Play Garden Picnic Pavilion

Local bat rehabilitator Mary Frances Farrell will share her extensive knowledge of these fascinating creatures and current threats to their population. Following the presentation guests are invited to carve a pumpkin. Bring your own, or arrive early to claim one from our limited supply. Nominal donations requested to help cover pumpkin costs.   


350 Day b.e. there 2011 

We Were There!  

Recognized a Moving Planet with Service and Creativity

Thanks to everyone who supported this event! As part of the Hudson River Ramble, Moving Planet, and National Public Lands Day on September 24, 2011 Turning Point Design sponsored a Blue Elm Clothing "b.e there" event at Hudson Crossing Park. We got moving locally to act globally with over 180 other countries to show our support of moving beyond fossil fuel- we planted daffodils, tried out our hula hooping skills in the beautiful Play Garden, and offered information on "Clothing Choices for Climate Solutions" all while enjoying the magnificent Hudson River Valley. Do you know what 350 stands for??? b.e curious at www.350.org.


Lois McClure at HCP 2011 

Visitors Approach the Lois McClure


Five Great Events in Three Weeks! 

350 Day, Folklore, Lois McClure, Bird Walk, and Bird Food

It's been a busy few weeks at Hudson Crossing. In addition to the "b.e. there" 350 day event, the Park also hosted Mike Bielkiewicz telling folklore stories, the canal schooner Lois McClure and her traveling companion the Urger, National Park Service naturalist Linda White and fellow bird watchers, and Marlene Bissell as chef for the birds. Below are a few photos of these wonderful events.

Folklore presentation by Mike Bielkiewicz

Folklore with Mike Bielkiwicz


Bird Walk at HCP 2011

Bird Walk with Linda White  


Cooking for Birds at HCP

Jackie, Lyle, and Lane "cook" for their backyard birds


2012 ECNHC Winning Calendar shot by Mike B  

Winning Calendar Photo by Mike Bielkiewicz   


Local Photographers Submit Winning Shots 

Two Hudson Crossing Volunteers Included In Calendar

Once again the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar will feature the work of two of our favorite photographers. Jim McKnight and Mike Bielkiewicz had regional photos of the canal selected for the 2012 edition, and Mr. McKnight's captures the fun of our annual Cardboard Boat Race. See the winning photos here, or pick up a free copy of the calendar at your local library.

 Snapshot Day 2010 

Hudson River Snapshot Day on October 18 

Annual Event Brings Hundreds of Students to Riverfront   


On Tuesday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-noonish local educator Nancy Robertson will once again lead a group of students in a morning of observations of the Hudson River. Using Hudson Crossing Park as the location, and specifically the shorelines near the Dix Bridge, students will collect and record various types of data as part of the "A Day in the Life of the Hudson River" event. Students collect scientific information to create snapshots of the river at dozens of locations, then share their data using Web-based technology so they can better understand how their piece of the river fits into the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem. In 2010, more than 3,500 students participated at 63 locations.

Sponsored by DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program and run in conjunction with Hudson Basin River Watch, "A Day in the Life of the Hudson River" coincides with National Estuaries Day and World Water Monitoring Day.


Interested teachers and especially homeschool students can contact Nancy at nlr24@cornell.edu to reserve a space in this year's event.

 New Parking Lot at HCP  


Northumberland Town Crew Create New Parking Area  


HUGE thanks to Neil Petteys and crew for our outstanding new parking lot. We appreciate all that you do!

2011 Dates to Remember:
(at Hudson Crossing Park, unless otherwise noted) 

Hudson River Snapshot Day
- October 18, 9am to 12ish
Bats and Jacks!- October 23, 4pm-6pm

***Stay Tuned***
Booksigning with Sam Aldrich, Chairman of the HCP Board of Directors-
November date TBA
To learn more about Mr. Aldrich's new memoir about a life in public service in New York State, click here.  

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In This Issue
Bats and Jacks!
350 What?
Recent Events
Photos Selected for Calendar
Hudson River Snapshot Day
Park Here!
Upcoming Events

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