Birds-N-Bagels Jan. 27 at the Great Swamp Conservancy Nature Center

Come and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or cocoa with a bagel while sitting inside the Great Swamp Conservancy’s farmhouse observing birds feeding at the feeders. Bird enthusiast Steve Kinne will identify birds and share his birding knowledge from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.

The public is invited to sit near […]

Project Learning Tree Training Offered

(Town of Lenox, NY – April 2013) On May 18 the Great Swamp Conservancy will host the New York Project Learning Tree. This 6-hour training program will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the focus is on educators, teachers, scout and 4-H leaders, museums and nature centers, especially those who deal […]

Curious George to Make GSC Appearance

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) Curious George Swings into Spring at the Great Swamp Conservancy will be presented April 13 at the GSC activity barn, 8375 North Main St., Canastota.

Co-sponsored with WCNY-TV there will be a special sneak peek preview of the new TV special, “Curious George Swings into Spring.”

In addition, attendees will […]

Frog Watch USA Ambassador to Visit GSC

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is dedicated to excellence in animal care and welfare, conservation, education, and research that collectively inspires respect for animals and nature. This winter a chapter of Frog Watch USA was formed at the Great Swamp Conservancy.

The AZA, along with our friend and […]

Spring Migration Festival Marks 12th Year

New nature programs for children and adults planned

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) Planning is well underway for the 12th annual Spring Migration Festival at the Great Swamp Conservancy May 4 and 5. Board members met Tuesday March 5 to finalize committees and detail plans for this yearly fundraising event.

This year’s featured artist is […]

15-Year WRP Landowner Meeting Scheduled

Great Swamp Conservancy news

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) A Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) participating landowners meeting will be held March 23 at 10 a.m. at the GSC office, 8375 N. Main Street. This meeting is being sponsored by the Central New York Wildlife Habitat Management Group (CNYWHMG).

Started by the Great Swamp Conservancy, the […]

Needlefelting Class Offered

March is National Bluebird Month

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) To celebrate the return of the bluebirds, fiber artist Barbara Barker will teach a dry or needlefelting class making life size bluebirds Saturday March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Great Swamp Conservancy. Cost of class is $20 and the kit is $6 […]

GSC Receives Grant from Parks and Trails

Money will support fundraising efforts

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) Capacity Building Grants totaling $18,000 were recently awarded by the statewide advocacy groups Parks and Trails New York (PTNY) to 11 not-for-profit trail organizations. The groups will use the funds to increase organizational visibility, generate community support, grow membership, and attract additional volunteers.

PTNY’s program […]

Great Swamp to Train Frog Watchers

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) The public is invited to become a citizen scientist at the Frog Watch training session March 5 at 6 p.m. at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8395 N. Main St., Canastota.

For more information, call 315.697.2950 or email

Hunter Safety Course Offered at the GSC

(Canastota, Chittenango, NY – Feb. 2013) The Great Swamp Conservancy of Canastota will be holding a New York State Sportsmen’s Education Program; a Hunter Safety Course at 8375 North Main St. Registration is March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the GSC.

Madison County Firearms Coordinators Robert and Shelley Holdridge are the certified firearms […]

Canastota Community Chest Gives to the GSC

To the Editor:

(Town of Lenox, NY – Feb. 2013) The Great Swamp Conservancy is the grateful recipient of a $1,250 grant from the Canastota Community Chest. These funds help to pay for the Quail Project. The GSC has been raising and releasing Bobwhite Quail in our area in the hopes that they will repopulate.


Winter Hibernation Festival Returns

(Town of Lenox, NY – Feb. 2013) The Great Swamp Conservancy will host its annual Winter Hibernation Festival Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the nature center at 8375 N. Main St., Canastota.

Jean Soprano from Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation will bring five owls for observation. She will lead a PowerPoint presentation […]