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Seasonal Festivals and Wildlife in Central New York

There are many festivals in the Mohawk Valley held throughout the year. These events celebrate regional agriculture and the four seasons, religious and national holidays, history, music and the arts and sports.

Almanac articles focus on holidays, festivals and seasonal changes of the natural world during each month.

Other articles are about regional birds and wildlife, gardening, and the natural world in the Mohawk Valley of central New York. 

  • February Birds 2015

    Crows cawing woke me up about thirty minutes after sunrise on this bitterly cold Friday the 13th. At eight o’clock, the temperature was -7°F, with a wind chill of about -20°F. It was the first day of the Great Backyard

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  • Redeemer Cup Soccer Tournament Celebrates Community Diversity

    Utica Celebrates Its Own World Cup

    An upstate city of just under 60,000, Utica, New York celebrated held its own "World Cup" on June 13-14, 2010. During the season of World Cup fever taking place in South Africa, and closely

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  • Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers

    Originally published on www.critters360.com

    Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers

    The Downy Woodpecker (Popcoides pubescens) and Hairy Woodpecker (Piocoides villosuis) closely resemble each other in coloration. With similar appearance and habits, they are best discussed together.  They both are largely black and

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  • February Birds 2015

    Crows cawing woke me up about thirty minutes after sunrise on this bitterly cold Friday the 13th. At eight o’clock, the temperature was -7°F, with a wind chill of about -20°F. It was the first day of the Great Backyard

    Read More
  • Redeemer Cup Soccer Tournament Celebrates Community Diversity

    Utica Celebrates Its Own World Cup

    An upstate city of just under 60,000, Utica, New York celebrated held its own "World Cup" on June 13-14, 2010. During the season of World Cup fever taking place in South Africa, and closely

    Read More
  • Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers

    Originally published on www.critters360.com

    Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers

    The Downy Woodpecker (Popcoides pubescens) and Hairy Woodpecker (Piocoides villosuis) closely resemble each other in coloration. With similar appearance and habits, they are best discussed together.  They both are largely black and

    Read More
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  • February Birds 2015

    Crows cawing woke me up about thirty minutes after sunrise on this bitterly cold Friday the 13th. At eight o’clock, the temperature was -7°F, with a wind chill of about -20°F. It was the first day of the Great Backyard

    Read More
  • History of May Day

    Originally published on www.celebrations360.com

    May Day is not widely observed in the United States due to a societal collective amnesia of its historical origins.  It is a green holiday of Spring flowers and maypole dances celebrating the coming summer.  It

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  • Northern Cardinal

    Orignally published on critters360.com

    The flash of an all red bird seen in a hedgerow or thicket, or at an open tree- top perch is easily recognized as the northern cardinal.  Commonly called just cardinal, it is one of the

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About Us

The Mohawk Valley Almanac provides a wide variety of information on fairs and festivals, wildlife, and the natural world in this historic region of central New York State. Many annual regional fairs and festivals celebrate the seasons, agriculture, historical and religious holidays, the arts, sports, and ethnic heritage of the diverse population. The natural world of birds and other wildlife, weather, astronomy, and gardening in a climate with cold and snowy winters are also featured.

We hope to make the Mohawk Valley Almanac a gateway to this area of Central New York for anyone interested in the natural world and regional festivals of the greater Mohawk Valley. Come back and visit often for new information. Contact us on the link below for further information or to subscribe to our monthly almanac newsletter.

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