Playland Park Wildlife Sanctuary Fall Festival, Marshlands Conservancy Photo Exhibit Announced

Westchester County offers a weekend of nature center events Oct. 13-14.

 The following is from Westchester County: 

Saturday, October 13:

  • Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye – (914) 967-8720

Read Sanctuary Fall Festival – noon – 5 p.m.           

Join the first fall festival for birds of prey demonstrations, a live animal presentation, a storyteller stroll through the bamboo grove, live music and kids’ activities. Fee $10 adults, $5 children.

  • Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers – (914) 968-5851

Migrating Sparrows Bird Walk – 8 a.m.

It’s the peak of the fall sparrow migration and we’ll see how many species are visiting the preserve on their way south, along with other fall migrants as well.


  • Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5297

Hudson River Mural Making and Storytelling – 10 a.m.

Children ages 8 and older can have fun making a mural to tell the story of Croton Point.


  • Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River – (914) 864-7322

Trailside Museum’s 75th Anniversary Celebration and Oak Tree Dedication – Trailside Nature Museum -- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.           

A celebration of this historic museum that has been a mainstay at the Reservation and Westchester County for 75 years with food, music and a tree dedication. Co-sponsored by Friends of Trailside.

  •  Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains – (914) 428-1005

Shelters with Sticks and Stones – 1 p.m.

Learn how to make your own easy and practical shelters for use as a backyard clubhouse or in an emergency situation.


  • Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River – (914) 864-7322

It Came from under the Log – 1 p.m.           

“The Blob” is not just an old horror movie. Known as slime molds, or myxostelids, they live in the woods and chase, engulf and digest their prey. Find out all about them during a hike in search of them at the reservation. Recommended for children ages 7 and older.


Sunday, October 14

  • Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5297

Archaeology Open House -- 1 p.m.           

Join the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) Lower Hudson Chapter to explore the past and view the collections.


  • Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye – (914) 835-4466

Opening of the Annual Marshlands Photography Exhibit – 2 p.m.

Reception for the photographers and public provided by the Friends of Marshlands Conservancy. Exhibit on display weekends through the end of November, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All programs are open to everyone and are free unless otherwise noted. Go to

westchestergov.com/parks or call (914) 864-PARK.


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