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.
Saturday, October 28, naturalist John Thompson (and ghost-chaser) will lead a hike of the Kelly (sleepy) Hollow Loop, while searching for traces of past uses of the land and markers of previous human existence.
Join Catskill Center staff at the Platte Clove Preserve to see the inside of the Red Cabin where Artists in Residence spend the summer working on their craft and then walk the new Waterfall Trail, recently reconstructed by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference's Americorps Trail Crew this summer!
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.
Take a gentle guided stroll along the Batavia Kill stream in Windham with scientists at your elbow. Catch breathtaking Catskill Mountain views and learn about all the ways that healthy streamside lands are important for plants, animals, and people!
April 27 - Explore the Trails of the Catskill Interpretive Center with Catskill Center Executive Director Jeff Senterman
Join the Catskill Center's Executive Director, Jeff Senterman at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) for a walk with on the site's trail network. There are three short trails on site: An approximately 1/2 mile long, level loop trail around the perimeter of the site (also built to ADA accessibility standards); An approximately 1/4 mile long trail that climbs to a bluff overlooking the CIC; and an approximately 1/2 mile long trail that goes to the bank of the Esopus River. Depending on group size, ability and weather conditions, we'll do our best to cover all three trails.