Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 01.20.22

Snowshoe Rentals at Dyken Pond EEC

GRAFTON – Rentals are available when there is at least 6 inches of snow on the ground. Please call ahead to reserve your shoes as rentals may not always be available. $5 ½ day rental. Guided snowshoe hikes also available with advance notice. For info call (518) 658-2055 or dykenpond@nullgmail.com.

Nature Book Club

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Nature Book Club, with Rama Hamarneh, Wednesday, January 26, 7 pm on Zoom. This month we’ll be reading James Herriot’s familiar classic, All Creatures Great and Small. The book club provides a space to discuss books related to nature, together as a community. Monthly meetings are free to attend, and all are welcome – come for a single month, every month, or anything in between! Rama is a published writer with a PhD in Comparative Literature. She works as a staff advisor at RPI and is on the volunteer committee for the Poesten Kill Bends Preserve in Troy. Learn more/register at www.rensselaerplateau.org. 

Winter Tracking Workshop 

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Winter Tracking Workshop, with Dan Yacobellis, Saturday, January 29, 9 am – 3:30 pm. Valentino Family Community Forest, Grafton. Learn to read the tracks and sign of the animal residents of the Rensselaer Plateau. This ancient art/science will give you a fun way to connect with and get to know the local ecology, wherever you may be. From the signs animals leave, we can learn what they like, where their favorite places are, who they avoid or gravitate to, and how they interact with all the species of plants, trees, mammals, and birds around them. Sometimes we can even figure out what they are thinking or feeling! Space is limited and pre-registration required. Register at www.rensselaerplateau.org.

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