Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

APR 8 (SUN) – 1:00, HISTORY NATURE WALK. Walk the trail behind St. Paul’s Chapel and learn about Lewisboro’s namesake, John Lewis, the history of the parcel of land he donated for the church to be built upon, and more! Led by our town’s historian, Maureen Koehl. Meet in the Chapel’s parking lot, 313 Smith Ridge Rd., South Salem. Steady rain cancels.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 15th – 3:30-5:00pm, 13th Annual Leon Levy Environmental Lecture:
“THE NEW WAVE OF ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION: GiVING PEOPLE THE POWER TO FORGE SOLUTIONS,”
Author Eric Pooley, at Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY.  Mr. Pooley, an award-winning journalist, will discuss the shift in power from government to people with innovative solutions and new technologies.
Learn how communities can thrive in the face of a changing environment.
Learn about the tools available to make a positive impact on climate change.
Refreshments will be served and Mr. Pooley’s book, Climate War, will be for sale.

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APR 22nd (SUN) – 10:30am, CELEBRATE EARTH DAY AT LEON LEVY PRESERVE WITH TWO EVENTS TO CHOOSE FROM: KIDS VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION : Parents accompany kids searching for tadpoles and other amphibians that inhabit these temporary pools of water; led by naturalist, Jim Nordgren. AND, GUIDED ADULT HIKE: through ravines and wetlands to the Black Mansion ruins; led by Peggy Nordgren, rated moderate. Refreshments served. 1 ½ hrs. Steady rain cancels.

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MAY 6  (SUN) – 12:00 -1:00 — The Second Annual Lewisboro Blessing of the Animals at Old Field Preserve’s Meditation Garden. Please join us for Lewisboro’s Blessing of the Animals, presided over by Danny Martin of Cross River. The blessing of the animals will start at noon. The 25-minute ceremony will include stories, music and songs. All animals/pets (whether on leashes, in cages, in boxes or bowls, or under saddle) are welcome! Refreshments will be served. Participants are invited to decorate a rock (provided), inscribed with an intention or a dedication or in memory/honor, to be left at the garden. The preserve is on Mead Street at the intersection of Schoolhouse Road, Waccabuc. (Lots of car and horse trailer parking is available on the east side of Mead Street, and parking for cars is also available within the preserve and on Mead Street). 

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MAY 13 (SUN) – 10:00am, MOTHER’S DAY FAMILY HIKE AT MARIAN YARROW PRESERVE.  Take a walk with Mom through forest, meadow, and stream. Gift for mom and cookies at end of hike. 45 min. Rated easy.Meet at parking area off Mt. Holly Road, 1/3 mi from intersection of Holly Hill Lane, Katonah. Led by Helen Peeples. Steady rain cancels.

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MAY 20 (SUN) – 8:30am, BIRDING NATURE WALK: Spring is prime-time for bird watching: brightly colored breeding plumage males singing as they approach breeding grounds, many different species migrating in flocks. Learn to recognize birds by sight or sound! If you have a pair of binoculars, bring them. 1 ½ hr walk. Led by Bedford Audubon Naturalist Tait Johansson. Meet in parking lot, Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah. Coffee and donuts. Co-sponsored with Bedford Audubon. Steady rain cancels.

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JUNE 2 (SAT) – 10:00am, TWO GUIDED HIKES CELEBRATING NATIONAL TRAILS DAY. Enjoy seeing a ravine with 25 foot cliffs, wetlands rich in wildlife, diverse hardwood forest, and ruins of a mansion! Two hikes offered: a short one (30 mins) and a longer one (1 ½ hrs). Co-led by Lewisboro Land Trust and Lewisboro’s Open Space and Preserve Advisory Committee. Leon levy Preserve, rte 123, South Salem. Meet in the parking lot. Steady rain cancels.

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JUNE 10 (SUN) – 10:30am, YOGA & QUIET WALK AT OLD FIELD PRESERVE. We will gather at the Old Field Preserve Meditation Garden for a 45 minute Yoga practice led by Kripalu Institute instructor, Bobbe Stultz.
Then we will explore external and internal sensations as we embark on a 30-minute quiet, reflective walk through the preserve. 10:30am-12:00pm. Meet at the parking area of Old Field Preserve, on Mead Street, Waccabuc,
at the intersection of Schoolhouse Road (NOTE: GPS navigation is unreliable). Led by
Bobbe Stultz. Steady rain cancels.

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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 Hawley Road, North Salem. Dogs on leash welcomed. Led by Peggy Nordgren. Steady rain cancels.

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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 events@lewisboro.org (space is limited)

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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 events@lewisboro.org (In the event of severe inclement weather, the program will be moved to an indoor location)

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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 events@lewisboro.org (space is limited to 12 children)

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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.

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trail guide photo-straight

Lewisboro Land Trust’s NEW TRAIL GUIDE is printed!

This 2016 edition is the first update in 11 years, with all new maps (by Jim Nordgren) and descriptions of the 24 preserves in Lewisboro.
You can pick up a copy at any of the following locations:
The Lewisboro Town House or Lewisboro Library, both on Main Street in South Salem, The Lewisboro Parks and Recreation offices at 99 Elmwood Road, South Salem, or at Cross River Wine Merchant on Route 121 and Route 35.
A donation envelope is enclosed; $7 is suggested. Or to order online, click HERE,
and we will send you one. Get yours today!

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