Special Hikes to Special Places Spring 2013
Our local woods are at their finest this time of year. We hope you will join us for our remaining spring hikes. Please sign up for hikes at the MHLC Office by calling 436-6346 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We recommend that hikers bring waterproof boots and lunch. These hikes are coordinated by Dodie Seagle, MHLC board member.
May 10 (Fri.) CHRISTMAN SANCTUARY: This 97-acre well-hidden gem features a beautiful waterfall as part of the Bozen Kill. Saved by dedicated volunteers from bulldozers when Interstate 88 was build, this National Natural Landmark is filled with a variety of plants and animals. This hike featuring wildflowers will be led by the well-known naturalist Sigrin Newell. We will carpool at 10 AM from the Delmar Park and Ride lot (on Delaware Avenue, across and toward Albany from Delaware Plaza).
May 17 (Fri.) BARBERVILLE FALLS NATURE PRESERVE: This hike along the Poesten Kill leads to a wide waterfall noted for its robust flow and beauty. There is an amazing 180-degree view at its base and two longer woodland trails in this 117-acre preserve. The preserve is also noted for its wildflowers. We will carpool at 10 AM from the Delmar Park and Ride lot (on Delaware Avenue, across and toward Albany from Delaware Plaza).
Woods walk at Normans Kill West, Wed. May 15 at 6:30 PM This event is co-sponsored by MHLC and the New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA). The walk and talk will be led by Forester Jeff Kehoe. NYFOA would like to increase public awareness of lack of understory regeneration in NY's forests due to invasive species, overpopulation of deer, and poor management, all of which can be illustrated at this site! So join us for an evening to see what we might do to better manage this property and regenerate a healthy forest. For more information on other woods walks and programs visit www.nyfoa.org.