Habitat Exploration Walk: Roe Jan Park

Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 13:00 to 15:00

Where: Roeliff Jansen Park, 116 Old Route 22, Hillsdale, 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 upland shrubland, wet meadow, and other habitats at Roeliff Jansen Park in Hillsdale using this newly released book as a guide and resource. Whether one is already familiar with the park 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 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 Roeliff Jansen Library or by emailing fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org