Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

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February 5, 2015 to February 26, 2015

Every Thursday in February, weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in the Discovery Room for a nature-themed story and an activity. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the Grafton Sensory Trail. Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel the program in inclement weather. Please call 845-255-0919 after 9 am on Thursdays and ask the front desk about the status of the program. This program takes place at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and is a free program.

February 5, 2015 to February 26, 2015

These lectures, promoting biodiversity on the ridge, take place at SUNY New Paltz and are open to the public free of charge. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on many area radio stations. These lectures are co-sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Biology Department and will take place at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102. Click here for directions and a campus map. No parking permit is required after 6:30 pm.

Lecture topics incude:

February 5th, 7pm-8:30pm - Bears, with Matthew Merchant, Senior Wildlife Biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

February 12th, 7pm-8:30pm - Ecological Functions of Fungi, With Bill Bakaitus, mycology educator and expert.

February 19th, 7pm-8:30pm - Mapping the Ridgeline, with Cara Lee, Director of the Nature Conservancy's Shawangunk Ridge Program, John Thompson, Mohonk Preserve Director of Conservation Science, and Tim Howard, Director of Science, New York Natural Heritage Program.

February 26th, 7pm-8:30pm - Secrets of the Sky Lakes, with Dr. Richardson, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at SUNY New Paltz, and former reseach associate at the Mohonk Preserve.

March 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015

Every Thursday in March through March 19, 10am, weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in the Discovery Room for a nature-themed story and an activity. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the Grafton Sensory Trail. Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel the program in inclement weather. Please call 845-255-0919 after 9 am on Thursdays and ask the front desk about the status of the program. This program takes place at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and is a free program.

March 7, 2015

Saturday, March 7th, 9am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified second leg of the course starting and ending at Spring Farm. Modified course length will be a 10-12 mile loop, exact route dependent on weather and trail conditions.  The group will be split into runners (led by Ken Posner) and hikers (led by Joe Alfano). Each group will receive tips and training ideas on how to successfully complete the challenge. Excellent for endurance and relay participants.  Please RSVP here.

 

March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 15th. 1-3pm.  Join the Longbotham Family, Mohonk Preserve Volunteers, and come along for a short hike and a sweet treat as you join in the fun of maple sugaring! Be ready to tromp through the snow or mud, help out in the sugarbush, and learn how to make syrup just like generations of families have done. Children ages 4 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 1-mile hike. Wear boots and warm clothing. Space is limited; please call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. The fee per person is $5 and is required at the time of registration (raindate Sunday, March 22nd).

 

March 21, 2015

Saturday, March 21st, 2-4pm. Ann Guenther, Naturalist and former Mohonk Preserve Educator, will lead this search for signs of spring such as new green shoots, a bug, or sap dripping from a Maple tree. Enjoy a leisurely stroll during the season of the warming earth. All ages are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 2.5-mile hike. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead. This is a free program. (Raindate Saturday, March 28th).

March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 9am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified second leg of the course starting and ending at Spring Farm. Modified course length will be a 10-12 mile loop, exact route dependent on weather and trail conditions.  The group will be split into runners (led by Rock The Ridge Ambassador Dylan Armajani) and hikers (led by Joe Alfano). Each group will receive tips and training ideas on how to successfully complete the challenge. Excellent for endurance and relay participantsPlease RSVP here.

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