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Maple Harvest events on tap

Visitors will enjoy a sweet time during the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center's Maple Harvest Festival this weekend.

The center, at 1616 Welch Road in North Java, will offer games, demonstrations, nature walks, and pancakes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Learn how maple sap gets from trees to tables. Adults pay $5; it's $3 for kids 4-12 and free for those under four.

For more details call (585) 457-3228 or go to: www.buffaloaudubon.org.

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Turkey tags

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama is accepting applications for both a Youth Turkey Day hunt on May 7 and a random drawing for hunting permits on the refuge during the spring wild turkey season.

Turkey hunting permit data must be received by April 3 for a drawing April 4. Youth Hunt applications must be in by April 19.

For more details, call (585) 948-5445 or to go: http://Iroquoisnwr.fws.gov.

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Conservation camps

Eight week-long DEC Environmental Education Camps will be open at four DEC camps across the state this summer. Camps at Rushford, Colby, DeBruce, and Pack Forest accept campers from ages 12-17.

Visit www.dec.state.ny.us/website/education/ed-camps.html.

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More free trees

Public or private schools groups can receive 50 tree seedlings or 20 wildlife shrubs delivered free.

Officials can get details and place orders before March 31 with the DEC's Saratoga Tree Nursery at (518) 587-1129 or (518) 581-1439.

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Final fur auction

Genesee Valley Trappers Association holds its season-ending auction next Sunday at its clubhouse on County Route 32, three miles east of Honeoye.

Sign-in starts at 8 a.m. and bidding begins at 10 a.m.

For more info, call Bob Hughes (585) 728-2471.

e-mail: wille@pce.net

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