Nature's Clock. Fern Glen Phenology Trail
- Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook NY
On Sunday, September 23rd at 10 a.m. Forest Ecologist Dr. Charles Canham will lead an interpretive walk along the Wappinger Creek Trail. The moderate 2-mile walk encompasses habitats ranging from young forests and fallow fields to streams and wetlands.
During the walk, Dr. Canham will share the history of Dutchess County's forests from the first settlers in 1750 to the current day - over 250 years of land use patterns that have transformed Hudson Valley landscapes. The stories told will including fascinating facts and folklore about the forest, as well as future changes likely under the many different current human impacts, including climate change, pests and pathogens, and air pollution.
The walk will begin at the Cary East (Gifford House) parking area, located at 2917 Sharon Tpk. (Rte. 44) in Millbrook, NY. Bring drinking water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Call (845) 677-7600 x121 for more information.
A not-for-profit environmental research and education organization. Focal areas include air and water pollution, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease.
Parts of the 2,000 acre research campus have been reserved for public education and enjoyment including hiking trails and internal roadways.
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