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Audubon joins Hanford Mills Museum for Ice Harvest Festival

Written By Editor on 1/27/21 | 1/27/21

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 7:00pm - ONLINE
Pre-registration is Required.

By: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
For more information contact: Susan O'Handley, Publicity Chairperson, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Oneonta, NY; (607) 643-5680;
By: Hanford Mills Museum
For more information contact: Kajsa Harley, Education and Curatorial Initiatives Manager, Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, NY; (607) 278-5744;

[ONEONTA, NY; EAST MEREDITH, NY; REGIONAL] Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) joins Hanford Mills Museum’s Ice Harvest Festival in a special presentation on Tuesday, February 2, 7pm on ZOOM to highlight our region’s Bald Eagle population. DOAS Co-President, Andy Mason will discuss the history of eagle conservation in New York State. He will be joined by DOAS Director and Research Coordinator, Tom Salo, who will overview eagle identification with an emphasis on the differences between bald eagles and golden eagles. Tom will also talk about current eagle conservation efforts being undertaken by DOAS.

This is a FREE program.  Pre-Registration is required.

Bald Eagle, Cannonsville - Photo by Rod Sutton

Birding for Bald Eagles is presented as part of Hanford Mills Museum’s Ice Harvest Festival, which will be virtual this year because of COVID-19. The Ice Harvest Festival is usually held on the first Saturday in February.

“Because we cannot gather in person on February 6, we are planning online events and at-home activities on that day and the weeks surrounding it. The DOAS Eagle presentation and self-guided driving tour are wonderful activities that people can enjoy safely this winter,” said Liz Callahan, Executive Director of Hanford Mills Museum.

Visit for details on other ice harvest activities.

From Liz Callahan, Executive Director, Hanford Mills Museum
“Ice harvests were once an essential part of winter in rural communities. Before there was refrigeration, ice was needed to preserve agricultural products and to keep food cold in the warmer months. Hanford Mills Museum celebrates this rural tradition with the Ice Harvest Festival.”

Hanford Mills Museum operates an authentic water- and steam-powered historic site. They inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections among energy, technology, natural resources, and entrepreneurship in rural communities, with a focus on sustainable choices.

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