Middletown, NY (OCLT): The Orange County Land Trust will hold a guided, family friendly nature walk on Saturday, November 7 beginning at 10 a.m. at its Moonbeams Preserve on Prosperous Valley Road in the Town of Wallkill.
“Signs of Winter Storage” will explore the various ways plants and animals on this 150-acre nature preserve prepare during the fall for the coming winter months. Led by Dr. Jennifer Merriam, a biology professor at SUNY Orange, the short nature walk will focus on the flora and fauna around the preserve including Peg’s Pond, the Shawangunk Kill and the fields and wetlands around Bear Swamp. It is ideal for both adults and children.
The program is free of charge and open to all. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Directions to the preserve can be found on the Land Trust website at www.oclt.org under the heading “Protected Lands” or by calling the Land Trust at (845) 343-0840, x12.
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 helping implement the county’s open space plan. To date, the Land Trust has helped preserve nearly 4,000 acres of land since its inception in 1993. For more information, and for volunteer opportunities and ways of giving, please visit our website at www.oclt.org.