Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 AM
Spring Wildflowers in the Northwest Woods, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx Co., NY
Trip Leaders: Kristine Wallstrom & Tom Fiore
hope that this is a well-timed weekend for early spring wildflowers in
bloom. We will walk on the mostly level John Muir Trail starting in the
Northwest Woods into the Croton Woods, and returning to the Rockwood
Circle where there are bathrooms, near the horse stable parking lot. If
bringing a bag lunch, one can eat here, or drive to the lovely gardens
of Wave Hill on the Hudson, 10 minutes by car.
Please bring lunch/snack, sunscreen and water.
Please contact Kristine by e-mail to register for the walk.
From the Major Deegan Expressway (87) to Exit 11, drive down to
Broadway (Rte 9) and drive north on B’way, to Mosholu Ave at a traffic
light (Horse Stables) make a right and park at the stables. By subway,
take the #1 train to its end at 242nd St & B’way, walk north on
B’way (~1 mile) to the horse stables on the right, B’way and Mosholu
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY
Trip Leaders: Susan Antenen and Paula Sharp (Wild Bee Photographer)
meet at the entrance to Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 125 Phelps
Way, Pleasantville, NY. There is a $6.00 parking fee unless you have an
Empire Pass. The walk will leave from the entrance down to Swan Lake to
Peaceful Path, and then around the lake. We’ll see common spring
wildflowers, the leaders will talk about the park preserves efforts to
conserve wildflowers and wild bees.
lunch/snack, sunscreen and water. After the walk, if the group wants to
further explore the park preserve, the leaders will point us in some
To register contact Al Lindberg by email or at 516-686-6649.
Directions: Rockefeller State Park Preserve can be located on Google Maps.
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
Sherwood Jayne Farm Preserve, 55 Old Post Rd, East Setauket, NY
Trip Leader: Enrico Nardone, Seatuck Environmental Assn.
Seatuck Environmental Assn., as we explore the beautiful rolling
forests of the Sherwood Jayne Farm. The property, which is owned by the
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquity (SPLIA), features
a variety of forest types and hosts a diversity of wildlife. We’ll also
search for American Chestnut tree sprouts and discuss the work underway
to save and restore these former forest giants.
Please bring lunch/snack, sunscreen, insect repellent and water.