The Friends of the Great Swamp
of southeastern New York State

FrOGS Calendar of Events

Photography Workshop with photogapher Lonna Kelly

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 8:00 AM


Get Ready for the FrOGS Photo Contest at the Fall Celebration of the Great Swamp. Bring your cameras and learn some new techniques for outdoor photography at an exciting location with many possible subjects: woods, rocks, lichens, fern and waterscapes (directions to location upon registration). Registration Required: call 845-270-0538 and leave a message with your phone number.

Fee: $20.00 per person. Workshop limited to 12 people.

Mail to:

PO Box 373
Pawling, NY 12564

The Great Swamp Celebration

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Christ Church on Quaker Hill (17 Church Road, Pawling, NY)

Also Sunday, October 25, 2015, noon to 4:30 PM.

Photography and Art reflects the many Visions of the Swamp as seen through our artists eyes. Art of the Swamp and its creatures by the children of our local schools will be shown too. Also...Jim Eyring and his Birds of Prey, Bob the Turtle...our wandering FrOG, and many other exhibits too.

Artists are invited to digitally submit up to three images for a Juried Art and Photography Show. Cash prizes will be awarded. Information for artists and photographers can be found in the information packet.

FrOGS 25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Thomas Memorial Center - Christ Church in Pawling, NY

On November 14, FrOGS will be celebrating 25 years of stewarding the Great Swamp through research, education and conservation. You are invited to join us.

The festivities commence with a cocktail hour in a beautifully paneled fireplace room with passed hors d'oevres and live harp music. A seated dinner with a champagne toast will follow in the Great Room.

Several members of the Board of Directors have designed, pieced and hand-sewn a FrOGS 25th Anniversary quilt for the occasion and bidding will begin for it soon online and will close before the Anniversary dinner. Check FaceBook for bidding details and a photo of this one-of-a-kind quilt depicting the living swamp we love.

The entrance hall will feature displays including the quilt, historic highlights of some of the momentous research, education and conservation projects we have undertaken over the years, and exquisite professional photographs of the Great Swamp.

The grand evening will culminate with an engaging guest speaker, presentations, and the much-anticipated announcement of the winning bid for the 25th Anniversary quilt.

Tickets will go on sale in October at $65-members/$75-non-members. Details to follow.