Open Discovery at Mill Brook Preserve - Saturday, April 2nd from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Purple hoods of skunk cabbage in brown leaf litter

Skunk Cabbage at the Mill Brook Preserve

Explore the footpaths and waterways of Mill Brook Preserve, the hidden gem in the heart of New Paltz, with Lynn Bowdery. As we walk, we will look at and discuss whatever catches our attention. At this time of year, there is a chance of hearing Spring Peepers and American Toads singing in the beaver impoundments. Early wildflowers, birds, insects, and other organisms will be responding to the new warmth and longer daylight.

Lynn Bowdery is the former WVLT Land Steward and a Mill Brook Preserve, Inc. board member. The Preserve consists of over 130 acres of forested lands owned by the Town and Village of New Paltz, protected by conservation easements held by WVLT, and managed by Mill Brook Preserve, Inc., a nonprofit organization for that purpose,

The footpaths may be muddy, so appropriate footwear is a must. Binoculars and magnifiers are recommended, and there might be blackflies, mosquitoes, and ticks. This program is free and will be limited to 10 participants. Rain date Saturday, April 9.

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