Archive for April 2018
The Pound Ridge Land Conservancy will host our annual Arbor Day Tree Planting and Celebration, in conjunction with the Town of Pound Ridge Conservation Board, on Friday April 27 at Carolin’s Grove. Volunteers are welcome to arrive between 10am and 4 pm to plant one tree or as many as they like. We will provide gloves, tools, and 200 native tree saplings to plant just a short distance from the parking area at 220 Stone Hill Road.
Expect to receive expert guidance on planting techniques that you can use at home, as well as advice on what native plants to choose for home landscaping and restoration projects. Bartlett Tree Experts has partnered with us to provide trees for this ongoing restoration project supported by The Winfield Family Foundation and the Conservation Partnership Program of the Land Trust Alliance. We are grateful for their assistance in reforesting canopy gaps within this important conifer stand and for the opportunity to involve the public in maintaining our healthy environment.
If you are interested in obtaining two free trees for your own use, please see the flyer here or go to www.arborday.org/poundridge. Make sure to apply before April 15th, and remember to pick up your trees on April 27 or 28 at the Pound Ridge Townhouse. This program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, DEC, NYSEG, and Pound Ridge Conservation Board.
Nature lovers of all ages are invited to the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy’s Earth Day guided hike at the Armstrong Preserve and Education Center, Sunday April 22nd at 2pm. We will tour the outdoor classrooms of this 43 acre nature preserve including woodland wildflower gardens with spring ephemeral plants in bloom, a small meadow, and a vernal pool that will be hopping with frogs for our visit. Enjoy viewing their activity from our new bridge that extends over the deepest reaches of this temporary seasonal wetland and learn why habitats like this are essential to amphibian life. Bring your binoculars for possible migratory bird sightings or a camera for early flowers. The Armstrong house backyard will be open for a guided or self-guided look at our native plant nursery and off-the-grid solar system, as well as our Land Steward’s small vegetable garden, chickens, and rabbits. Your questions are welcome. Please visit our website, prlc.net, to learn more about what to expect at the Armstrong, and register to join us with Krista at 914-205-3533 or email@example.com. We will begin the tour at 2pm at the preserve kiosk on the right as you enter and will end at the top of the driveway. Parking is available at either location. (Link to directions).
Calling all volunteers to Isaacson Preserve on Saturday, April 14th, from 10am to noon. We need extra hands to clip Asiatic bittersweet vines that are beginning to overtake young forest in the uplands around Isaacson’s rare wetland habitats, which are known as fens. We should be in full swing of amphibian breeding and songbird migration by then, with spring ephemeral wildflowers in bloom too. This trail-less preserve is not generally open to the public and has only one dedicated parking space. Volunteers should park at nearby Halle Ravine and walk north along Donbrook Road onto Dogwood Hills Road (link to map). PRLC staff will meet you at the preserve entrance near 15 Dogwood Hills Lane and will have gloves and tools to share. Please bring long-handled loppers or a handsaw if you have them. To register for notice of weather-related cancellation and be added to our volunteer email list, please contact Krista at 914-205-3533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.