Habitat Exploration Walk: Martin Van Buren Nature Area

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 13:00 to 15:00

Where: Martin Van Buren Nature Area, 2408 NY-9H, Kinderhook, NY

Join authors of From the Hudson to the Taconics: An Ecological and Cultural Field Guide to the Habitats of Columbia County, New York for a walk exploring northern hardwood forest, hemlock forest, upland shrubland, and other habitats at the Martin Van Buren Nature Area in Kinderhook using this newly released book as a guide and resource. Whether one is already familiar with the Martin Van Buren Nature Area or visiting it for the first time, this walk is designed to help everyone “see more colors” in the landscape. Participants will experience several habitats through multiple lenses, including history, culture, sensory immersion, and ecology, and learn how to recognize patterns in the distribution of plants—with a special focus on the spring flowers—and the animals associated with them.


Copies of From the Hudson to the Taconics will be available to use for the walk, though please bring your own copy if you have one. The books will also be for sale before and after the walk. The walk is free, but participants are requested to register. You can sign-up for the walk at the Kinderhook Library or by emailing fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org