Orange County Land Trust Schedules Outdoor Hike: Winter Tracks and Signs
Middletown, NY —
February 25, 2008
The Orange County Land Trust will lead a field trip beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, March 8 suitable for all, including children and families, at its Hamptonburgh II Preserve, located at the corner of Routes 416 and 207 in the Town of Hamptonburgh.
Entitled "Winter Tracks and Signs", the field trip will be led by SUNY Orange professor Dr. Jennifer Merriam and will include a short hike into the fields and wooded areas of the preserve. The focus of the hike will be looking for clues in the woods and in the snow as to the comings and goings of the different wildlife found in our area. Dr. Merriam will point out clues such as tracks, droppings, tree rubbings and other signs specific to each animal.
The program is free of charge and open to all. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. In case of inclement or questionable weather, please call our office at (845) 343-0840 x12 for cancellation information.
The Orange County Land Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the fields, forests, wetlands, ridgelines, and river corridors as well as working farmland in communities throughout Orange County. The Land Trust collaborates with many conservation and planned growth organizations and partners with Orange County in implementing the county's open space plan. For more information and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at www.oclt.org.