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JULY 8 (SUN)- 9:30 am, GUIDED HIKE AT MOUNTAIN LAKES PARK, NORTH SALEM, Enjoy a cool early morning hike passing a lake and through the forest to Westchester’s highest point. Moderate terrain, 3 miles, about 1 ½ hrs.  Meet at Mt. Lakes Park office, off HawleyRoad, North Salem. Dogs on leash welcomed. Led by Peggy Nordgren. Steady rain cancels.

JULY 21 (SAT) – 9:00am, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT WARD POUND RIDGE RESERVATION, CROSS RIVER. This 2hr program teaches you how to capture the beauty of Nature around you. You’ll learn how to take better pictures of birds, wildlife, flowers, landscapes, and more. Bring your own camera. Led by Frank Mantlik, a professional wildlife photographer, and an avid birder and naturalist for over 30 years.  2 hrs. Meet at parking lot of meadow on WPRR main road, about 1/2 mi on left after entrance booth. (Small entrance fee applies). Rain date, July 22 (Sun). Pre-registration required, at (space is limited)

AUG 19 (SUN) – 1:30 pm, BERRY HUNT NATURE WALK– FORAGING WITH STEVE BRILL AT OLD FIELD PRESERVE, Waccabuc. Join us as we learn about foraging for surprisingly delicious edibles in our own backyards! “Wildman” Steve Brill, naturalist, educator, author, artist, and enthusiast-supreme, shows us what to look for and where to find delectables such as berries, herbs, veggies, roots, and mushrooms.  Meet at Old Field Preserve parking lot off Mead Street, across from Schoolhouse Road (Note: GPS navigation is unreliable). Please pre-register at (In the event of severe inclement weather, the program will be moved to an indoor location)

AUG 25 (SAT)– 10:00am, “ART MEETS NATURE” KIDS NATURE ART PROGRAM AT KATONAH ART CENTER. For grades 1-5, bring your imagination, creativity, and love for nature to transform a quiet grove into a magical fairy garden. We will walk in nature, gathering small plants, nuts, sticks, and other natural materials. and then create a community for our fairies and woodland creatures. 2 hrs. Meet outside the Katonah Art Center, 65 Old Bedford Road, Goldens Bridge. Pre-registration required at (space is limited to 12 children)

SEPT 1 (SAT) –9:00 am, LATE SUMMER GUIDED HIKE: Join us on a 3 hr ramble of the Rock Trail at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Hike through varied terrain through forests, meadows and views connecting six major rock formations. Meet Michigan Road parking lot, WPRR,  rte 121, Cross River. (Small entrance fee applies) Approx 6 mi, rated medium/difficult due to length and terrain. Hiking shoes and plenty of water please. Led by Bonnie Robins. Steady rain cancels.


NEW TRAIL GUIDE PRINTED! — Pick one up at the Lewisboro Town House, Lewisboro Library, both in South Salem, Lewisboro Parks and Rec Dept. at Onatru Farm in Vista, or Cross River Wine Merchant in Cross River. To order online, go to Past Events on this website, and click to order.

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