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Rugar Woods, Wildlife Appreciation Day to Kick Off Commemoration of Earth Day

The SUNY Plattsburgh Wildlife Club will kick off Earth Week with a Rugar Woods and Wildlife Appreciation Day Sunday, April 17.

The day-long series of activities begins at 6 a.m. with Dr. Jake Straub, assistant professor in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, leading a bird walk in the woods behind the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House. Dr. Danielle Garneau, associate professor in the center, will give a lesson in small mammals and bats following the bird walk at 7:30 a.m. 

Center Professor Robert Fuller will talk soil science at 9:30 a.m. and Dr. Michael Burgess, assistant professor of biological science, will talk about woody and herbaceous plants at 11 a.m.

Adirondack Raptors will talk about birds of prey beginning at 1:45 p.m. and a Rugar Woods clean-up begins at 3 p.m.

The public is welcome to come to one or all activities. Lunch and water will be provided while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles. For more information, contact Chad Hammer, an ecology major and president of the Wildlife Club, at 716-901-1980. 

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