Winnakee Land Trust

WALK THE LAND: Winter Tree ID at Ferncliff

WHERE: Ferncliff Forest, 68 Mt Rutsen Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 
PARKING: Limited parking. Carpooling is encouraged and appreciated.
WHEN: Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 10am-11:30am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Suggested donation $10 per person, $25 per family- Suitable for teens & adults
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Learn to ID trees, even without their leaves! 
Winnakee Land Trust executive director Bob Davis will lead this walk through Ferncliff Forest and demonstrate how its old-growth collection of northern hardwoods—maple, ash, oak, hickory, birch and beech among them—can be accurately identified, even in the dead of winter. We’ll also see evidence of the beavers who’ve been hard at work on the trees around the pond! Getting to know these historic trees is a key to our understanding of the region’s overall forest ecology. Bob will also point out the signs of climate change and provide us with steps we can take to help preserve the distinguished character of our forests, which are central to making the Hudson Valley the beautiful place that it is.

This program is a co-presentation of Winnakee Land Trust and Dirty Gaia. WALK THE LAND is a collaboration between Dirty Gaia and Winnakee Land Trust featuring guided tours with local experts. Join us as we explore the ecosystem of Rhinebeck throughout the seasons from a variety of perspectives and experiences, revealing the diversity and wonder of the natural world.


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