Fall-Scaping: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd Floor Community Room, 11 Depot St., Middletown. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension - Orange County Master Gardener. Explore the many trees, perennials, shrubs, and annuals that bloom in the Fall. Also gain some inspiration for maximizing the beauty of your Fall garden. Free. Registration required. To register, call 341-5483 or email tzacek@rcls.org.

Audubon Autumn Bird Identification: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Sept. 18, Albert Wisner Public Library, 1 McFarland Dr., Warwick. This program will cover the basics of bird identification and local birding hotspots. Presented by Jim Van Gelder. Register by calling 986-1047 ext. 3. 360-0508. info@orangecountynyaudubon.org.

Audubon Field Trip: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Winding Waters Trail, 8 State Line Rd., Westtown. An easy walk through a variety of habitats along the Wallkill River. Meet at trailhead parking lot. Led by Jim Van Gelder. Register by calling 986-1047 ext. 3. 360-0508. info@orangecountynyaudubon.org.



For answers to your gardening questions, call your local Master Gardener Volunteer Helpline:

Orange County: 18 Seward Ave., Suite 300, Middletown. Calls are answered by Master Gardeners from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, April-November. All other times throughout the year, leave a message and your call will be returned, 343-0664. Email mghelpline@cornell.edu.

“Gardening in Orange County” is the monthly newsletter of Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's Community Horticulture Program. Subscriptions cost $20 per year for 10 issues with color centerfolds. Subscribers also save on many home and garden programs hosted by Master Gardener Volunteers throughout the year.

Sullivan County: 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty. Calls are answered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 292-6180, or email scmghelpline@cornell.edu.

Ulster County: 10 Westbrook Lane, Kingston. Hours of service are 9 a.m. noon on Fridays only from Oct. 31 through March 1. The hotline number is 845-340-DIRT (845-340-3478). Messages can be left at any time but are returned only during hotline hours.