Adults age 50 and up are invited to bring a "bag lunch" to enjoy with fellow seniors at Cornell Cooperative Extension. Enjoy your lunch while catching up with your friends prior to a presentation (see topics below). Light refreshments, instant coffee and tea will be provided.
The program will be held from 12pm-1:30pm.
Reservations are required. Admission is free.
Wednesday, May 10th
Most everyone is aware of the prickly exterior that protects the porcupine but might not know that the quills are modified hairs that cannot be "shot out" or thrown for protection. We will discuss this and more about this interesting local mammal that has increased markedly across our area over the past few decades.9
Wednesday, June 14th
The Common Loon is a mysterious bird with a hauntingly eerie call that has captivated people for centuries. We will examine the calls as well as other aspects of the "hell diver" in an attempt to unlock some of its secrets to better understand this symbol of wilderness.
Wednesday, July 12th
Are all frogs green? Do all frogs say "ribbit"? Do they all eat flies? Join us to find the answers to these questions and more as we "dive into frogs". We will explore some of the amazing adaptations and life cycles that are relatively common across our local frogs. We will also learn the calls and other fascinating facts about the individual species found in Broome and surrounding counties.
Wednesday, August 9th
Broome County is home to over 100 species of dragonflies and damselflies. From the predacious aquatic nymphs to the acrobatic aerial adults, the dragonflies' amazing adaptations have remained little changed for millions of years. We will explore the fascinating life cycle along with the astounding adaptations all while discovering how beautiful many adults are. Did I mention they are exceptional predators of "gnats" and mosquitoes?
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
840 Upper Front St
Binghamton, NY 13905
Last updated March 31, 2023