Adirondack Interpretive Center plans raptor show, guided canoe rides, butterfly house tours
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:07 pm

PAUL SMITHS – Summer has arrived in the Adirondacks and with it another informative and fun-filled program schedule at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC), 8023 St. Rte. 30.

The native species butterfly house, in its 17th season, provides excellent opportunities for viewing butterflies and moths in all stages of development. The butterfly house is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is home to such creatures as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and Cecropia moths.

A live raptor show will be held at noon every Tuesday through Saturday in July and August. The program takes place in the Paul Smiths VIC Whispering Pines Amphitheater.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Mac’s Canoe livery and guide service will provide a guided canoe exploration of bog and pond habitats on Barnum Pond. Canoes, paddles and PFDs are provided. Registration is required. Call the Paul Smiths VIC at 518-327-3000 to register.

The Paul Smiths VIC is pleased this summer to host The Adirondack Forest Preserve Education Partnership (AFPEP) Adirondack Outdoors Lecture Series.

In its inaugural season, the series will feature six lectures, on topics ranging from bears and moose to mountain biking. This is a Wednesday evening lecture series and starts at 7:30 p.m. The first lecture will be on July 14 with a presentation on invasive species.