The Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host nationally recognized nature photographer, Bill Combs, Jr. to discuss the “Eagles of the Schoharie” at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30pm.
Combs, Jr. has been deeply involved in the creation of the Schoharie Eagle Trail in Schoharie County, NY.
Fort Hunter, NY – Bill Combs, Jr. photographs birds and Eagles as well as monitors nesting habits in the region. As a resident of Schoharie County, he has recently joined forces with the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp. (SEEC) to develop and launch the Schoharie County Eagle Trail. This trail functions as a way for visitors to discover, learn about and watch the bald eagles that live in the area.
He has been photographing the eagles of Schoharie County since 2005 and his favorite aspect of that work is witnessing interactions between adult eagles and their eaglets; being able to watch them grow.
The presentation will be preceded by a short meeting of the Friends group.
It is free and open to the public, though donations to the non-profit will be gratefully accepted. This program will be held inside the Enders House adjacent to the Visitor Center/Museum on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter.
For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.
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About the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century’s greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.
Within the site’s boundaries are many structures dating from the three eras of the canal’s development. At the eastern end of the site is the Putnam Lock Stand at Yankee Hill that houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The site’s largest structure is the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek.
Schoharie Crossing is also the location of 18th century Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk village. See artifacts from that portion of our history on display at the Visitor Center.