Armstrong Preserve and Education Center

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 or 914-205-3533.


Earth Day Guided Hike at Armstrong Preserve April 22, 2018

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,, to learn more about what to expect at the Armstrong, and register to join us with Krista at 914-205-3533 or   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).