SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9:00 AM - NOON — ESOPUS BEND NATURE PRESERVE MUSHROOM WALK
Autumn can be a very productive time of year for mushrooms, and the moist woodlands of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve often host more than 100 species of Mycelium. The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided mushroom walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties on Saturday, September 15, 2012. We will explore the woodlands of the preserve in search of ground and wood-dwelling mycelia. Meet 9:00 AM in the Saugerties Village Beach parking lot on Rte. 9W, just north of the Esopus Creek bridge, at the foot of Partition Street in the Village of Saugerties. Bring field guides and cameras if you have them. Be prepared for potentially wet/muddy trails, cool weather conditions, and light to moderate rain. Heavy rain cancels the walk. Children are welcome and encouraged, but please do not bring pets. Contact the field trip leader, Henry Halama (email@example.com) for additional information or directions. This joint ECC/JBNHS Environmental Education walk is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required, but recommended in the event of unforeseen changes or cancellation. For additional information about upcoming ECC Nature Walks and Paddles, please visit www.esopuscreekconservancy.org.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM — BASHAKILL FALL MIGRANTS
Meet trip leader Tom Crepet (255-0324) at the “birders parking lot” on the east side of the Haven Rd. causeway. To reach the parking lot a Bashakill WMA, head south on Rte, 209, through Wurtsboro, continuing on Rte, 209 2miles south of Rte. 17, turn left on Haven Rd. drive across the causeway and turn left onto the first dirt road. A good variety of neotropical migrants can be found on this easy walk.