Water Willow (Decodon verticillatus)
Photo courtesy of Donald J. House

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

We 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.

Directions: 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 Ave.

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)

Please 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.

Please bring 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 promising directions.

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.

Join 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.