Archive for June 2018

Guided Hike at Bye Preserve on June 10, 2018 at 2pm

Take a tour back in time at the PRLC’s Bye Preserve on Sunday, June 10th from 2 to 4pm (link to map).  This short hike over moderately difficult terrain features impressive rock formations and abundant ferns and mosses.  Participants will learn how to read evidence of our vast geologic history in the outcrops and boulders along our route and will receive tips on how to identify the plants that we see.  Bye Preserve contains deciduous, riparian, and hemlock forests and harbors locally rare plants like Red elderberry and bladdernut.  The Preserve is adjacent to the spectacular Mill River Gorge and a large privately-owned forested area that has been proposed for development.  Hike leader Krista Munger will explain why protection and management are necessary to maintain habitat for wildlife in our region, and what you can do to help.  Please register with Krista at landsteward.educator@prlc.net or 914-205-3533.

Learn to Identify Invasive Plants at our June 2 Volunteer Work Session

Our June 2 volunteer work session will be held at the Armstrong Preserve on June 2 at 10am-noon (link to map).  Participants will receive tips on how to identify invasive plants that negatively affect forest and watershed health.  Learn to protect native ecology in your own backyard by removing or controlling the spread of these undesirable plants, including Asiatic bittersweet vines, Japanese barberry, wineberry, and burningbush.  Join our Garlic Mustard Challenge and pull this tasty but environmentally noxious weed by the pound to make your own pesto!  We will meet at the kiosk and work nearby.  Please wear long pants and sleeves to protect your skin from ticks and thorns, and bring thick leather gloves and a shovel if you have them.  We will have some gloves and tools to share.  For more information or to register, please contact Krista at landsteward@prlc.net or 914-205-3533.