The Friends of the Great Swamp
of southeastern New York State

FrOGS Calendar of Events

Birding 101 With Dr. Jim Utter

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The Slocum-Mostachetti Preserve, Pleasant Ridge Road, Dover, NY

FrOGS Special Event!

Identify birds and learn something of their springtime activities. Both resident species and migrants. Great way for families to get out in the Spring on this great Preserve.

Breakfast With the Birds

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Ice Pond Basin, Patterson, NY

Special Event: Putnam County Land Trust

Join Dr. Jim Utter for a guided hike in the Ice Pond Basin followed by breakfast

Breakfast: $25.00 donation to the Putnam County Land Trust

Reservations required. email PCLT at or call 845‐216‐4861.

Join PCLT for additional festivities at the Bluebell Festival noon to 4 PM at the Dorrie O?Brien House, 63 Cobb Road, Brewster, NY. These events are free.

Paddle for The Great Swamp

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Patterson Environmental Park, Front Street and Marble Quarry Rd, Patterson, NY

On Saturday, May 17, Friends of The Great Swamp (FrOGS) will sponsor the first annual Paddle for The Great Swamp. The 7-mile half-day paddle down the East Branch of the Croton River will start at the Patterson Environmental Park and end at Green Chimneys in Brewster, where participants will be met with food, music and festivities. For more information:

Spring Canoe Trip

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Green Chimney's Beach in Patterson, NY

Naturalist led from Green Chimney's Beach

Saturday, June 14, 2014 only!
One departure time:2:15 PM, returning at 4:30 PM unless there are cancelations in the Scout trips scheduled for earlier in the day.

Reservations are a MUST!


Adult Members: $27.00 / Adult Non-Members: $32.00
Youth 6‐14 yrs members: $16.00 / Youth 6‐14 yrs non‐members: $17.00

For reservations and additional information contact Laurie Wallace (April 1st to June 1st) at; June 1st to June 12th contact Jim Utter at