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All Walks and Talks are FREE for WVLT Members, $5 suggested donation for the general public, unless otherwise noted.. Become a member!  
PLEASE RSVP!!
Register by clicking the links below, or by calling 845-255-2761. 

Saturday, 5/6, 10:00am - 12:00pm (FREE!)
Turtle Day! Monitoring Eastern Box Turtles with Anne Smith.
Exact location given upon registration.               
Lend a hand at Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s annual Walk and Talk on the Smith Property! Once a year, the Smiths invite community members to join in their search for turtles that have emerged from hibernation in the hopes of finding more repeaters and learning more about their range.  Participation is limited, free for all, and advance registration with the WVLT is required. For more information on the project: visit www.boxturtlesny.com. This event is rain or shine (turtles like rain).Space is very limited for this walk. Click to REGISTER for Turtle Day!
 
Saturday, 5/20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Seeing Small – Getting to Know Mosses with Julia Palmer. 
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail from Binnewater Lot to Joppenbergh Mtn.
Meet at the Rail Trail Parking Lot on Binnewater Road, about .3 mile north of Route 213, Rosendale.
There is so much more to see if we know to look.  Join Julia Palmer, WVLT’s  Assistant Land Steward, for an introduction to the ecology and beauty of these oft overlooked lifeforms. Mosses are among the Earth’s earliest land plants, and have much to teach us about the advantages of being small.  We will cover life cycle, ecology, uses, and identification of several of our region’s more “charismatic” species.  You will walk away with a small field booklet to accompany you in your continued exploration of mosses. Click to REGISTER for Mosses
 
Saturday, 6/25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tree Walk with Tom O’Dowd Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in New Paltz.
Meet at the Water Street Market Amphitheatre (outside of the Mudd Puddle), New Paltz.
See the trees of the forest! What tree is that?  What is on those leaves? Learn with Bard College Environmental and Urban Studies program coordinator Tom O’Dowd about common and uncommon trees, using the special clues they leave us, including identification through bark, buds, seeds and leaves found in the fields and forests of this public linear park and WVLT Conservation Easement. Click to REGISTER for the Tree Walk
 
Sunday, 8/27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ferns and More in Rosendale with Lynn Bowdery.
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail from Binnewater Lot to Joppenbergh Mtn.
Meet at the Rail Trail Parking Lot on Binnewater Road, about .3 mile north of Route 213, Rosendale.
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail north of the great trestle over the Rondout in Rosendale passes through a variety of shaded habitats which support a nice variety of ferns and other plants. Join WVLT’s Land Steward for a leisurely walk along the rail bed exploring the diversity of ferns and whatever else is interesting. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, insect repellant and field guides as desired.  Binoculars and magnifying glasses can be useful for studying plants, too.  Click to REGISTER for Ferns and More!