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Calendar of Themed Wildflower Walks

Each 2-hour walk (rain or shine) will begin at 5:30pm, except for March 1 and July 12 as noted below.  More information will be posted here at a later date - please check back.

Date/Time                 Location                                           Theme

March 1 @ 9am        Fox Preserve                                    Invasive Species

March 27                   100 Acre Wood                                Woodland Wildflowers

April 9                         Shenantaha Creek Park                 Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers

April 11                       Steinmetz Woods                           Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers

April 16                       Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve           Woodland Wildflowers

April 23                       Shenantaha Creek Park                 Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers

April 24                       100 Acre Wood                               Woodland Wildflowers

April 25                       Steinmetz Woods                            Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers

May 7                         Shenantaha Creek Park                  Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers

May 9                         Steinmetz Woods                            Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers

May 21                       Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve            Woodland Wildflowers

May 22                       100 Acre Wood                               Woodland Wildflowers

June 18                      Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve            Woodland Wildflowers

June 26                      100 Acre Wood                               Woodland Wildflowers

July 12 @ 9am         Fox Preserve                                     Invasive Species

July 16                       Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve             Woodland Wildflowers

July 24                       100 Acre Wood                                Woodland Wildflowers

August 20                  Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve             Woodland Wildflowers

August 28                  100 Acre Wood                                Woodland Wildflowers

September 25           100 Acre Wood                                 Woodland Wildflowers

 

 

Ongoing Exhibits

No exhibits currently underway.

Previous Exhibits

The Town of Clifton Park compiled its 2015 calendar from a selection of winning photos submitted to two photo contests conducted during 2014.  The "Open Space and Nature Day Photo Contest" sought entries from residents and visitors with the goal of encouraging them to enjoy the outdoors.  The second contest, "Art in Everyday Life," sought entries that represented the artist's interpretation of this theme in photographic images.

One of my entries, entitled "Vischer Ferry Sunset," was selected for the December photo of this calendar as a result of it being selected a first place winner in the "Landscapes" category of the Open Space and Nature Day Photo Contest.

 

All entries were photographed at any of eight nature preserves or parks located in the town.  The Open Space and Nature Day was hosted by the Town Board and its Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Advisory Committee on May 17, 2014.

View the 2015 calendar.  Read more about it.

On December 1, 2014, the Town Board recognized the winning entries and the associated artists at the beginning of its regular board meeting with a slide presentation of the calendar's photographs.

 

A two-month exhibit at the former Local.Art.Works gallery in the Jonesville Store in Clifton Park included several of my wildflower and seasonal landscape photos.   

Scenes from the artists' reception -

 

  

 

 

This winter landscape (St. Regis Mountain, part of the Adirondacks), was previously on display as part of the New York State Museum exhibit, entitled "Wish You Were Here!" That exhibition featured photographs submitted from the public-at-large from across New York to illustrate the types of scenes one would expect to see on a postcard that you'd send "back home" to visually capture something memorable from your trip. The exhibit was simultaneous with "Not Just Another Pretty Place: The Landscape of New York."

 

 

This winter image of the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve, entitled "Shimmering Landscape," received a 2nd Place award in the "Nature" category in the 2009 Clifton Park River Days Photo Contest:

This waterfall image, entitled "Nature's Backlighting:  Azure Cascade," was an unawarded selection in Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library's 14th Annual Juried Art and Photography Show:

© David H. Behm / Curious By Nature