@theVIC Tuesday, April 29, through Monday, May 5
Friends of the VIC
Help support the Paul Smith's College VIC by joining the Friends of the VIC. Membership is available at a range of levels, starting with a $45 annual contribution.
The VIC will be closed on Mondays until Memorial Day. We're open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the rest of the week, and the trails are open dawn 'til dusk, free of charge.
Sunday, May 4 – Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
Join Brian McAllister of the Adirondack Birding Center from 9-11 a.m. and search for early migrant and resident birds. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC and free for Warblers. Please call (518) 327-6241 to register.
Saturday, May 10 – Barking Up the Right Tree
Can you identify Adirondack trees by their leaves? By their bark? Join VIC naturalist Michelle Berrus on a walk from 10 a.m. to noon and gain a new understanding of bark ecology and identification. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC. Call (518) 327-6241 to register.
Adopt a Sugar Maple
Support the development of maple sugaring at the VIC by adopting a tree for $50. We'll do the tapping, and you'll be investing in the education of an intern and the equipment to take care of your tree. You'll also get a quart of maple syrup from the tree when it's ready. (Shipping not included) Adoption papers are available at the VIC front desk. Makes a great gift! You can also adopt by mail: Just send a check for $50 (plus $15 for shipping for 1-2 quarts). Make checks payable to the PSCVIC: Paul Smith’s College VIC, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.
Purchase Some VIC Maple Syrup
We still have a limited supply of VIC handcrafted, wood-fired syrup available. Pint, $10; quart, $18; and half-gallon, $30 (plus shipping).
New Moon Art Show: Adirondack Moons and Waters
Photographer Rob Marrone and his son, artist Dan Marrone, will exhibit their works in the Great Room Art Gallery until Tuesday, May 27. The show will include scenic framed and mounted photos and some works of local lakes painted on birch bark. Free admission. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC. Win the "mystery photo" if you can identify where it was taken!