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Cary Institute in Millbrook Presents Forest Ecology Walk - Part of Hudson River Ramble

As part of the Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, forest ecologist Dr. Charles Canham will be leading an interpretive forest walk on 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 include fascinating facts and folklore about the forest, as well as changes underway due to human impacts, including climate change, pests and pathogens, and air pollution.

The walk will begin at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies main campus parking area, located at 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Rt. 44) in Millbrook, N.Y. 

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals). Reservations required.

Date:Sunday, Sep 17th, 2017
Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:Free - Reservations required.
Contact Phone:(845) 677-7600
Contact URL:http://www.caryinstitute.org/events.
Location: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
2801 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12545

From April 1 to October 31, trails are open from sunrise to sunset. The internal roadway gates open at 8:30 am; gates are locked at 7 pm. Signs explain the natural world of Cary's fields, fern glens and woods at easily acessible trails and walkways in the 2,000 acre preserve. Bicycles are permitted......Read more

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