Rogers Environmental Education Center
|Description: Visitors can hike, birdwatch, snowshoe and cross-country ski in the woodlands,
meadows, wetlands, plantations and farm fields that surround the
nature center on this site. An outdoor exhibit, “Attracting Wildlife to Your
Yard,” is designed to show how anyone can enhance wildlife habitat at
home. Other outdoor exhibits include information on predators, waterfowl,
fish and pond life.|
Wildlife to Watch: Frogs, painted and snapping turtles, salamanders and muskrats live in the
wetlands on the property. Waterfowl, songbirds, great blue herons, kingfishers,
mink and muskrats can also be found near the ponds. Look for
dragonflies over the water, butterflies and bees around wildflowers, and
beetles and flies eating leaves and stems. You might see a common garter
snake, one of the six beneficial snakes found here. Trout ponds permit easy
viewing of several trout species.
Special Tips: The trails are open from sunrise to sunset, year-round. The center is
operated by the Friends of Rogers, a non-profit organization, under an agreement
with DEC. Contact the Friends of Rogers for days and hours of operation, public
programs and special events.
This site has some accessible features, including picnic tables, a
nature trail and a pavilion.
607-674-4733, 2721 State Hwy. 80, Sherburne, NY 13460
Other Activities: Hikers can enjoy 6 miles of labeled trails traversing a variety of habitats. One
trail winds its way up to the Farm Tower, where there is a wonderful view
of the Chenango Valley.
Ownership: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Size: 600 acres
Closest Town: Sherburne
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: