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  • Flying Deer Nature Center

    Hide Tanning Workshop | Flying Deer Nature Center | 10/31/2020

    Learn to transform a deer hide into a beautiful, functional material!

    For ages 16 and up.

    May 25–27:
    Friday, 5:00–9:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

    Tuition: $250

    Register and Pay Online: https://flyingdeernaturecenter.org/hide-tanning-workshop-0

    Brain-tanned buckskin has been used for making garments and accessories from the Paleolithic to the present.

    We’ll take you through the entire tanning process, transforming a deer hide into a beautiful, functional material.

    Karen Preuss

    Say Cheese: Making Cheddar | Flying Deer Nature Center | 10/31/2020

    Learn to transform a deer hide into a beautiful, functional material!

    Winter is “cheddar weather.” Come in from the cold and join Peter Kindel, Hawthorne Valley Farm’s cheesemaker, for a day of hands-on cheesemaking. We will see the cheddaring process from start ot finish and taste a number of cheddars for fun. Space is very limited for this special workshop; please register in advance. $65 per person; $20 deposit required. Register via email or phone 518-672-7500 x232.

    Peter Kindel has been making, selling, tasting, and teaching about cheese for 18 years. What began as a hobby evolved into studying cheesemaking in France, England, and Scotland. Since, Peter has worked in highly-acclaimed cheese outlets in New York City including Picholine, Artisanal, and Murray’s Cheese. He has been a cheesemaker at creameries in Vermont, Colorado, and California and is currently the cheesemaker at the Hawthorne Valley Farm Creamery in New York’s Hudson Valley.

    Flying Deer Nature Center | 518-794-6687 | info@flyingdeernaturecenter.org | www.flyingdeernaturecenter.org
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Credit cards accepted
    Advanced tickets required


  • Flying Deer Nature Center

    Winter Botany with Farmscape Ecology | Flying Deer Nature Center | 10/31/2020

    For ages 18 and up.

    Learn to identify trees and shrubs in the “off” season with ecologists Conrad and Claudia Vispo of the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, who have led ecology walks throughout Columbia County and taught people how to identify plants in all seasons since 2004.

    Winter Botany can be a lot of fun when you key in on a combination of clues the plants offer to help reveal which species they belong to. These clues include the habitat where the plant is found, its general shape and branching pattern, and its bark and bud characteristics. Some plants even have unique smells that can help with their identification. And don’t forget to search the ground for remains of leaves and/or fruit and nuts—it’s all fair game.

    The three consecutive sessions will build on each other, and we will give preference to participants signing up for the entire course. However, if space is available after January 10, we will also accept sign-ups for individual sessions. Sessions will be limited to 15 participants, so please register early to reserve your spot!

    Tuition: The instructors are donating their time to Flying Deer Nature Center. If you would like to participate in the Winter Botany course, please contribute to the Capital Campaign for the new campus on Daley Road. Suggested donation: $50 for all three sessions; $20 for a single session.

    For ages 18 and up.

    Three Saturday mornings:

    January 20, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
    January 27: 10:00 am–12:00 pm
    February 3: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Location: 122 Daley Rd., East Chatham, NY

    Please approach from Route 9 only.

    Flying Deer Nature Center | 518-794-6687 | tresca@flyingdeernaturecenter.org | https://flyingdeernaturecenter.org/winter-botany-farmscape-ecology
    Credit cards accepted


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