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Hopscotch at The Wild CenterOne-of-a-kind piece created on-site by sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – Over the weekend, The Wild Center unveiled the completed Stickwork sculpture by Patrick Dougherty as its newest outdoor exhibit. After a three-week process, the final structure is now open to the public, with guests invited to immerse themselves in the art, walking around and through the elaborate sculpture

Since the beginning of August, internationally acclaimed stick sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty has been working on The Wild Center’s campus with a crew of volunteers to create the masterpiece.

Alnoba, Shape of Enchantment – an example of a Stickwork sculptureTupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is welcoming stick sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty to its campus this August. Over the course of three weeks, Dougherty will bend, weave, snag and flex locally sourced saplings to create a larger-than-life sculpture inspired by The Wild Center, located near Wild Walk. The twisted creation will be completed and opened to the public by Aug. 21, when guests can immerse themselves in the art, walking through the elaborate sculpture.

Living River Trail at The Wild CenterGuests can hike the indoor living river trail

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – As of today, Jul. 1, 2021, The Wild Center has reopened its indoor exhibits to the public. Visitors are welcome back inside the main museum building and invited to hike The Living River loop trail while enjoying indoor amenities. The Living River is a dynamic walking tour with 12 stops that take guests on a journey from the highest heights of the Adirondack mountains all the way down to the bogs and marshes of the lowlands. The experience is enhanced with audio content, available by downloading The Wild Center mobile app.

Mud Day playCornwall, NY –On Saturday, June, 26,  join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at the Outdoor Discovery Center location, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall to Celebrate International Mud Day with 45 minute play sessions from 10am-3:45pm.  Welcome Summer with a mud-riffic day of play in Grasshopper Grove! Join children in dozens of countries around the globe in celebrating this day of splashing, rolling, squishing, sliding, and appreciating nature and the great outdoors.

Barney Bellinger_ photo by Stanley RumboughAdirondack-based artist creates sculptures from found materials

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – Over a dozen sculptures by Adirondack-based artist Barney Bellinger are now on display around The Wild Center’s Tupper Lake campus, in partnership with Tupper Arts. Bellinger’s first exhibition of large-scale steel sculptures, Welded Steel: Shape, Form and Light, represents his evolution as an artist and his diverse experiences in nature. Portraying natural flora and fauna, the large works of art – 17 in total – have been strategically placed around the campus to incorporate the surrounding environment. The exhibition will be on display through next year and is included in regular admission.

Wild Center ReopeningMore to explore with new operations and safety protocols in place for indoor exhibits

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is pleased to announce that guests will have more to explore as they will be welcoming visitors inside the main museum building starting Thursday, July 1, 2021 during a phased reopening of indoor exhibits. Guests can hike the indoor living river loop trail while enjoying indoor amenities and an enhanced outdoor experience. As a continued commitment to the health and safety of visitors, staff and the wider community, The Wild Center has implemented one way movement and social distancing inside, as well as enhanced visitor amenities and cleaning protocols.

Find Your Wings Week Image - PRBuffalo, NY - Fairies will fill the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during a new celebration of all things winged at Find Your Wings Week at the Botanical Gardens. Celebrate during the day for the Spring Flower Exhibit or in the evening for Gardens After Dark: Fantastic Fairies April 14 through 18. To expand on the fairy fun, the annual Fairy Festival is also planned for April 17 through 18 during the day. …

Spring at the Botanical GardensBuffalo, NY - Spring cannot seem to come soon enough this year and the Botanical Gardens will be bursting with color this spring during Western New York’s favorite spring tradition, the Spring Flower Exhibit.  From March 20 through April 18 over 22,000 bulbs will be on display as well as fragrant shrubs and flowers of various kinds. To complement the Spring Exhibit a special Wegmans Family Day - Flower Fest is planned for March 21 and a new and memorable experience, Gardens After Dark: Spring Flowers will be held on select evenings March 26 through April 11. …

HHNM Maple Sugar ToursMaple Sugar Tours at HHNM begin this weekend

Cornwall, NY -  Maple Sugaring Season is once again upon us in the Hudson Valley and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is ready with their Maple Sugar Tours! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action.

Maple Sugar Tours will take place at the Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center location, 120 Muser Drive, off of Angola Road in Cornwall. They’ll  kick off on Saturday Sunday, February 21 and 22 and will continue on February 27 and 28; March 6, 7, 13 and 14 where two types of tours are offered hourly from 11am-3pm.

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