On October 6th, we will be repairing the fence that has protected our future hemlock hedge from deer herbivory. Come help us protect the hemlocks, and learn about the invasive species that are spreading throughout the Catskills, as well as what you can do to help keep your hemlocks alive.
This, our fourth BioBlitz will give an early Fall look at the living things at Thorn Preserve in Woodstock. Small groups, led by experts will go into the field at different times of day to explore for various types of species.
Four years ago, the Catskill Center planted four rows of young hemlocks, as a future biological control release location for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). On July 14th, we will be repairing the fence that has protected the hemlocks from deer herbivory, to keep them healthy as they grow.
As part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, join us for an exploration of the Thorn Preserve. At this family event, we’ll walk the grounds and learn about different habitats. We’ll play games that allow us to interact with one another and gain a better understanding of why habitat is important to animals.
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Learn more about the early summer flora of the Thorn Preserve with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café. Rob will lead an hour long walk through the preserve during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the Catskills. The walk will be followed by a short presentation outlining how to use some of the products found on the walk, and a tasting of some of these wild foods. Tickets $20 per person. Registration is required.
Please join us at the Thorn Preserve (55 John Joy Rd., Woodstock, NY) for a walk with Jeff Senterman, executive director of the Catskill Center. Get to know more about our work in and around Woodstock; Jeff's plans for the future of the Catskills and the region; and learn about some of the exciting work at Thorn Preserve like our "Save the Hemlocks" project and our work with Fox Fire Apiary.