Upcoming Wildflower Walks at the Mohonk Preserve, Ulster Co.

-Saturday, June 13th, 10am-12noon. Mountain Laurel Walk.
Join Reba Wynn Laks, Director, Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, and take a walk to the Van Leuven Cabin and through the surrounding area to enjoy the peak of the Mountain Laurel blooms. We’ll check out some of the other wonderful blossoms and flowers along the way. Bring water and snacks. Ages 10 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 2-mile hike. Reservations are required; sign up begins 6/1/09. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location.

–Thursday, June 25th, 10am-12noon. Mohonk Preserve Toddlers on the Trail – What’s Blooming?
Join Dana Rudikoff, a parent and enthusiastic hiker, and hike through the forest searching for Mountain Laurel and wildflowers. Ages 2-6 are welcome, accompanied by an adult. Children need to be able to walk or be in a carrier; jogging strollers cannot be used. Reservations are required and there is a 15 parent limit for this program. To register contact hike leader, Dana, by email at dana_rudikoff@yahoo.com. This program will begin at the West Trapps Trailhead and it is suggested that participants come early to secure a parking spot. Walks average 1.5 miles and move at a toddler’s pace. Please leave your pets at home.

Saturday, June 27th, 9;30am-12noon. Wild Plants of the Mohonk Preserve.
Aleese Cody, Herbalist and Mohonk Preserve Volunteer, will lead this program. The green plants of the Earth provide food, shelter, and the very air we breathe. Herbalist Aleese will introduce you to a variety of common plants found in the fields and forests of the Preserve and, quite possibly, in your own backyard. Learn the do’s and don’ts of plant cultivation, uses, and collection. Reminder: there is no collecting of any kind on Preserve lands. Bring a notepad, field guide, and camera. Ages 16 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 2-mile hike. Reservations are required; sign up begins 6/15/09. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location.

Learn about more hikes at the Mohonk Preserve Website.

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