While summer is rapidly coming to a close - the nights have been mighty chilly up here in the mountains! - the Preserve is still in high gear with plenty of seasonal events coming up! Fall is a great time to visit the preserve and see the bright fall colors - keep an eye out for wildlife as they begin a flurry of activity to prepare for the coming winter!
Don't forget you can schedule a guided hike for your school, club, group, or organization! We can tailor hikes to your needs and interests - check out our programs on demand page for more information! Discounts are available for organizations which serve the underprivileged in the Capital Region. We also do school field trips with hikes and hands-on science lessons that meet curriculum needs - so bring out your students to learn field research techniques in aquatic or terrestrial ecology!
All of the guided hikes below are free of charge thanks to the generous support of our members and the public. If you love our guided hikes and events please consider becoming a member today - and get more benefits for your support!
If you can, a $5 donation for guided hikes is greatly appreciated!
The Blue Corn Moon
Join Justin Wexler for a guided hike along Lake Myosotis and learn about native american names for the natural world. Hike begins at 10 AM and should end around noon. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and park - parking will be at the Kayak Area on Lake Myosotis - just off of Pond Hill Rd. Come prepared for the weather - light jackets recommended - and with water and comfortable walking shoes!
Fall Wildflower Walk
September 14th * Note date change *
Join naturalist Chris Schiralli for the third of this popular guided hike series - and find some of the last blooms of the year before winter! This hike will be on Lincoln Pond trail, which is approximately half a mile and may be muddy. Starts at 1PM and will end around 3pm, please come prepared for the weather and with water and comfortable hiking shoes that can get dirty.
Spiders! Fact and Fiction
Join Conservation and Outreach Coordinator Christina McLaughlin to bust some spider myths and learn some cool spider facts just in time for Halloween! This hike starts at the Research Station with a short talk and presentation on spider biology and then will head out on Lincoln Pond trail and around the station in search of some of some of our common spiders. Don't worry, no touching is required! These 8 legged critters are really friends - devouring insects that destroy crops and cause diseases in people, so come and learn a little about them and hopefully turn fear into respect! Starts at 10 AM and will run until noon - the hike is approximately half a mile over easy terrain but may be muddy, please come prepared for the weather and with sturdy hiking shoes that can get dirty and with water.