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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(In the event of severe inclement weather, the program will be moved to
Cyrus Russell House, Rte. 121, Cross River.)
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 email@example.com (space is limited to 12 children)
SEPT 1 (SAT) –9:00 am, HUDSON VALLEY RIVER RAMBLE GUIDED HIKE: Join us on a 3-hr. ramble of the Rock Trail at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Hike through varied terrain including forests, meadows and beautiful views connecting six major rock formations. Meet at 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.
SEPT 23 (SUN) NATURE WALK – 12:00- GRAND OPENING OLD GOLDENS BRIDGE TRAIL– Join us for an easy 45-min walk (and a little history) of the brand new Old Goldens Bridge Trail. Learn about the history of creating the trail, this area, and the role of DEP in our community. Meet at the train station parking lot and park closest to Old Bedford Road, Old Goldens Bridge. The new trailhead is directly across from the parking lot. Look for our signs. Led by Bobbe Stultz. Steady rain cancels.
OCT 14 (SUN) – 10:00 – GUIDED FOLIAGE HIKE – Columbus Day Weekend – Explore trails from the Lewisboro Town Park into Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. 1-1/2 hrs, approx 3 miles through forest and meadow to the Waccabuc River. Meet at Town Park upper parking lot (above the ball field), Rte 35, Cross River. Led by Peggy Nordgren. Rated moderate. Steady rain cancels.
NOV 3 (SAT) FAMILY NATURE PROGRAM: – 2:00: WOLF CENTER TOUR – 7 Buck Run, South Salem. “Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups prepare for their first winter season! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too.” Refreshments served. Please pre-register (space is limited) for this free event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOV 6 (TUES) LEWISBORO LIBRARY TEEN PROGRAM– 10:00 a.m. Adventure Hike and Pizza Party in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Hike to the cave where the Leatherman lived through forests, marshes, rock climbs and overlook. Pizza party at end. Meet at Michigan Road parking lot trailhead, WPRR, Rte. 121, Cross River. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water. Pre-registration required at email@example.com. Steady rain cancels.
NOV 23 (FRI) NATURE WALK AND KIDS PROGRAM – 10:00- Celebrate our recently launched online Nature Trail at Old Field Preserve with two events: Kids scavenger hunt led by Shantala and the Lewisboro Land Trust Nature Club. (Well-behaved parents must accompany kids) Or, enjoy a walk through the preserve with head steward, Joe Tansey. Walk off those Thanksgiving calories while you learn about Old Field’s diverse habitats, history of the preserve, and how volunteers keep it accessible for our community. Refreshments served in the meditation garden. Meet at OFP parking lot on Mead Street, at the intersection of Schoolhouse Road, Waccabuc. Steady rain cancels.
DEC 1 (Sat) HOLIDAY DECORATIONS FROM NATURE– 1-3:00 – A program designed for kids to gather and use materials from the natural world to create beautiful decorations. Hot chocolate and craft materials will be provided. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rte. 121, Cross River. Meet at the Nature Museum on main road (small entrance fee applies). Co-sponsored with the Friends of Trailside Nature Museum, WPRR.
LEWISBORO LAND TRUST FAMILY NATURE CLUB: Do your kids love nature? Check out our NEW NATURE CLUB, a 10-month program that offers an opportunity to learn about nature and ecological issues while building strong family and community bonds. The nature club, geared for elementary school kids, aims to inspire families to respect, protect, and enjoy nature. For more information contact Shantala at Lewisboro.Natureclub@gmail.com.
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; $10 is suggested. Or to order online, click HERE,
and we will send you one. Get yours today!
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