The Friends of the Great Swamp
of southeastern New York State

FrOGS Calendar of Events

Bird Walk

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 8:00 AM

parking area off Route 22 north of Native Landscaping

Join us for this special event. Meet at the parking area at 7:45 AM to carpool to the trailhead. For more information: (845) 270-0538.

Co-sponsored by the Waterman Bird Club and Oblong Land Conservancy.

Photography Workshop

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Location to be announced

Join professional photographer Lonna Kelly for pointers on taking great nature photography. Location will be given to registrants. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. LIMIT: 12. The event will last for about 2 hours. Call Laurie Wallace to register: (845) 270-0538.

Frogs of New England

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Great Hollow Nature Preserve: Haviland Hollow Road and CT Route 37

A Great Hollow Nature Preserve Program co-Sponsored by FrOGS. Join Board member John Foley in celebrating Save the Frogs Day! Learn to identify local frogs by sight and sound. (845) 554-2993

NE Cottontail and Early Successional Habitat Resto

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Cranberry Mt. Wildlife Mgmt. Center - Patterson, NY

Join DEC Young Forest Biologist Kevin Clarke at Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area (Stagecoach Road) in Patterson to learn how DEC is restoring habitat for native New England cottontails.

Paddle to Pine Island/Hike to Hawks Rest

Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Patterson Environmental Park

Meet at Patterson Environmental Park. Bring your own boat and PFD (personal flotation device) for a paddle to Pine Island. Once there, hike to Hawk's Rest and back to the boats. Moderately difficult. Space is limited, so call Rick (845) 878-6486 to reserve a spot. No one under 12 please.

Oblong Land Conservancy Quarry Walk

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 9:00 AM


Co-sponsored by FrOGS. A popular walk down through the geologic history in the Peckham marble quarry in Patterson. Reservations a must: Reservations taken starting mid-May.

More Information

Hike Great Hollow for National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Great Hollow Nature Preserve

Meet at Great Hollow Nature Preserve, intersection of Haviland Hollow Road and Route 37. Moderately difficult hike, but open to all ages. Plan to be hiking an hour or two. Please dress appropriately and bring water. If you have questions, email

Co-Sponsored by The Great Hollow Nature Preserve

Naturalist-led Great Swamp Canoe Trips

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Green Chimneys launch

Two-hour guided canoe trips in the Great Swamp from Green Chimneys launch. Adults or children 6-14 welcome. Great for scouts and less experienced paddlers. Adults: $27 members/$32 non-members. Children: $14 members/$16 non-members. Pre-registration required. Call Jill (845) 878-9603.

Trips leave 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:45 PM.