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New York is waiving fees at all state parks

New York is waiving fees at all state parks

Here’s one happy truth that may help us all: Being on “lockdown” when the adversary is a microorganism that inhabits human hosts does not necessarily mean staying indoors all the time. We can take walks, so long as we stay more than six feet away from other people and avoid touching surfaces that get touched a lot. We can celebrate the upcoming Vernal Equinox, Arbor Day and Earth Day by hugging a tree; it won’t get sick.

Owl prowl in New Paltz

Owl prowl in New Paltz

Saturday, Feb. 15: Learn to identify owls by sight and sound while exploring the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary. Participants will get the chance to and meet some owls up close with Annie Mardiney, a wildlife rehabilitator.