The Friends of the Great Swamp
of southeastern New York State

FrOGS Calendar of Events

Animals of the North

Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Trinity Pawling School - NYS Route 22 Pawling

What will global climate change mean for them?

Presentation of mammal research by Susan Morse of Keeping Track.

Saturday, April 25th in the Field with Susan Morse.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 9:00 AM

location TBA

A special FrOGS event with wildlife expert Susan Morse. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Two hikes are planned:

  1. Hike/Workshop 1: 9AM-12 Noon
  2. Hike/Workshop 2: 1 PM-4PM
FrOGS Members: $25
Non-Members: $35
Students (14+) $20

Please click below for the required registration form.

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Second Annual Paddle for the Great Swamp

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Patterson Environmental Park

Join us for a paddle through the gorgeous Great Swamp! Put in at the Patterson Environmental Park and be met with prizes, food, fun, and festivities at the Green Chimneys' Pavilion.

Your entrance fee and sponsorship money will support FrOGS' conservation, education, and research programs.

Departing from Patterson Environmental Park: 9:30 AM to Noon. Paddle down the East Branch Croton River arriving for a Barbeque at Green Chimneys Beach. More details to come.

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Ice Pond Ramble

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Clough Preserve - Farm to Market Rd. - Patterson

Join Judy Moberg and Beth Herr for a "ramble" through the Clough Preserve to the shore of Ice Pond. Bring a camera, binoculars and lunch. Register by calling Judy 845-878-7740 or Beth 845-228-5635.

FrOGS Guided Canoe Trips in the Great Swamp

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Green Chimneys Beach

2 hour guided trips with a FrOGS Naturalist departing from Green Chimneys Beach at 8:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 2:00 PM. FrOGS provides the canoes, paddles and life-vests and lifeguard. Pre-Registration is required as there is a fee.

Member adults: $ 27.00 / Member children (6-14yrs): $14.00
Non-Member adults: $32.00 / Non-member children (6-14 yrs): $16.00

Register by e-mailing Please put "Canoe Trip" in the subject line.