Meadows and Monarchs

Saturday, August 17th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Old Field Preserve. Learn about the wildlife in meadows and how to maintain one on your own property from naturalist Jim Nordgren. Look for signs of the endangered Monarch butterfly, their caterpillars, chrysalis, habitats, and learn how we can help them survive. All ages are welcome to come and count butterflies! Old Field Preserve, Mead Street, Waccabuc. (across from Schoolhouse Rd). Steady rain cancels.

Children’s Family Program: Container Gardens

Saturday, June 1st 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join naturalist Pam Pooley to create a one-of-a-kind container garden that your family can watch grow over the summer. Pots, plants, seeds, soil, and materials to decorate your pots will be provided. Old Field Preserve, Mead Street, Waccabuc. Meet at meditation garden for planting, after which the group will hike the Education Nature Trail. Steady rain cancels.

Lewisboro’s Pollinator Pathway Project Presentation

Sunday, May 19th – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Lewisboro Land Trust and the Lewisboro Garden Club at the Lewisboro Library on Sunday, May 19th from 4:00-5:00 pm to learn about the regional Pollinator Pathway Project and how you, as a community member and property owner, can become part of this project. Naturalist Krista Munger will describe the WHY and HOW. Why do we need to nurture pollinators? What are the benefits? and How do we do that? What are the simple steps every homeowner can take? Please join us!

Blessing of the Animals – Old Field Preserve Meditation Garden

Sunday, May 19th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Please join us for Lewisboro’s third annual Blessing of the Animals, presided over by Danny Martin of Cross River. The 25-minute ceremony will include stories, music, and songs. All animals/pets (whether on leashes, in cages, boxes or bowls, on lead ropes or under saddle) are welcome! Refreshments served. You may also, decorate a rock (provided), inscribed with an intention or dedication or in memory/honor, to be left at the garden. OFP is on Mead Street at the intersection of Schoolhouse Road, Waccabuc. (Car and horse-trailer parking available on the east side of Mead Street; Car parking also available in the preserve and on Mead Street).
Steady rain cancels.

Preschool Nature Walk

Tuesday, May 14 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

After preschool and lunch, bring your little ones (ages 3-5) to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, for an easy nature walk along Cross River. Meet at the FH trailhead by the Meadow parking lot (about 1/4 mi from office on left). Come early for a picnic by the tree, or visit the Trailside Nature Museum after. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Steady rain cancels.

Spring Wallflower Walk

Saturday May 4th 10:00 am – 12:00pm

The early bird catches the worm when it comes to finding our loveliest spring wildflowers, many adapted to bloom before trees leaf out and cast shade on the forest floor. Enjoy the thrill of finding these jewels of the forest with naturalist Krista Munger. All ages welcome on this slow-paced tour of the Wild Flower Garden and nearby woodlands, where some of our rarest and most beautiful flowers, protected from deer, grow in their natural environment. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, rte. 121, Cross River. Meet at Trailside Museum. Steady rain cancels.

Guided Hike at the Leon Levy Preserve

Naturalist Jim Nordgren and Paul Lewis led more than 60 people on a great hike at the Leon Levy Preserve! The large crowd enjoyed soaking up the sun after a recent snow storm. Bobbe Stultz offered some interesting history of the Black Mansion and Paul Lewis spoke about the importance of vernal pools. The Red Maple trees and the Spice Bush shrubs are about to bloom, the Skunk Cabbage is flowering, and the Red-winged Blackbirds are back! Looks like we made it through another winter.