Visit Pound Ridge's Trailside Nature Museum For Day Of Festivities

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Bird watching is among events in Westchester parks.
Bird watching is among events in Westchester parks. Photo Credit: bloggreenstogreen.org

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Parks will be hosting a variety of events on Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14. 

Saturday, Sept. 13: 

Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley Street, Yonkers – 
Fall Migrants Bird Walk
– 8 a.m. Warblers, hawks and other birds have started to head south. Take a leisurely walk around the preserve searching for them. There will also be a hawk watch at 10 a.m. Watch for circling Broad-winged hawks, Red-shouldered hawks, Red-tails, eagles and 12 other raptor species. Bring a chair and binoculars.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Route 35 and 121 South, Cross River – Music, food and festivities to benefit the Friends of Trailside Museum. New members welcome!

Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye – . Nature Scavenger Hunt – 1 p.m. Sharpen your observation skills and go at your own pace while discovering nature’s beauty.

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye – Seining in the Harbor – 2 p.m. Use a 25-foot net to catch and observe salt water creatures. Please dress to get wet. Pre-registration required; ages 10-12. $25 fee includes all craft materials and code sheets.

Sunday, Sept. 14: 
Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye –  Fall Bird Migration Exploration – 7:30 a.m.
Come explore all types of birds, from confusing fall warblers to frequent flyers. Please bring binoculars. There will also be the opening of “Marshlands in Poem” – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Opening reception for poetry inspired by and dedicated to the Conservancy. Co-sponsored by Friends of Marshlands.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, 1609 Old Orchard Street, North White Plains – Hike Around the Lake – 1 p.m.
Enjoy the scenery with a hike. 
 

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Three weeks ago I went for a walk, with guests from Germany, to show them Hunts Woods Park, thinking I would impress them with our nature trails, but, instead, as we walked down the stairs, I was embarrassed when the first thing we saw was garbage thrown all over the ground. When we walked down the path I mentioned this to people who I met along the way. Their reaction was "that's Mt. Vernon, we don't walk there." When I returned home I called the Dept. of Public Works and reported what I saw. After a few days, I called again, but the call was to no avail. I then went to the Commissioner's Office and reported this, personally, to Mr. Woods and was told he'd have someone over to clean it up. Three weeks later nothing has been done. Why?
Also, why aren't owner's of buildings issued tickets when they do not clean up in front of their buildings, to the curb.

Thank you,
Joseph McManus