SHERBURNE – Thoughts of being outside in winter may make you want to stay inside, but it can be one of the most exciting times to enjoy nature. Snow creates a blank page upon which signs of animals can be clearly seen and the quietness of the season can be heard and felt deep within us. Don’t hide inside. Celebrate!
Rogers Environmental Education Center invites you to join in a day of winter festivities at its 32nd annual Winter Living Celebration on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Indoor activities provide opportunities to get warm. There are ongoing exhibits and activities as well as music and storytelling which occur at specific times. The celebration is free and fun for the whole family.
If there is snow, both cross-country skis and snowshoes will be available to try. Or, you may prefer a horse-drawn sleigh ride where you can sit back and enjoy the scenery as a pair of horses takes you past a variety of habitats. Kids can learn to tie their own fishing fly using feathers, fur, thread, and other materials with members of the Chenango Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The bird exhibit cabin will be set up with a variety of stations where you can learn about mammals by looking at furs, skulls and scat and making a mammal craft. See how dogs help conservation officers in detective work and enforcing laws, and how rangers use search and rescue equipment. Try your hand at cutting wood the old fashioned way with a cross cut saw. This is just a few of the many things to see and do throughout the day.