90 Days of Cold and Dark: 

A hike and chat about how wildlife prepare for winter.

 

Date/Time:   Sunday, December 16 from 10:00 AM  to 12:00 PM

Hike Leader:  Aaron Culotta, Environmental Educator at Black Rock Forest

Description:  Join us on a moderate 2-3 mile hike in Black Rock Forest. December is a time of transition as wildlife make their final preparations for winter. Aaron will point out wildlife habitats along the trails and provide insights into the lives of some species that inhabit our Forest as they prepare for 90 days of cold and dark. This is a family friendly hike, adults and children welcome. As a reminder,  bring drinking water, a trail snack if desired, comfortable walking shoes suitable for winter hikes and insect/tick repellent.

Details & Arrival Instructions: The hike is in Black Rock Forest (Cornwall, NY). An email will be sent to registered participants the week prior with parking information and arrival details.

Cost: Free for Friends of the Forest (annual supporters); General Admission: $10.00. RSVP required.

 RSVP & Inquiries or call 845-534-4517 x11


Winter Bird Walk

Saturday, January 12 -  RSVP to Join Us

Learn about Black Rock Forest's resident birds and winter migrants from the artic.

Date:   Saturday, January 12

Time:   9:00 AM  to 10:30 PM

Hike Leader:  Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch Ph.D. (Barnard College, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science)

Description:  Easy to moderate winter bird walk to the area around the Upper Reservoir. With the Neotropical migrant birds back in the tropics, we can focus on our year-round resident birds as well as the birds that winter with us - but spend the rest of their time in the Arctic. 

Details & Arrival Instructions: The hike is in Black Rock Forest (Cornwall, NY). An email will be sent to registered participants the week prior with parking information and arrival details.

Cost: Free for Friends of the Forest (annual supporters); General Admission: $10.00. RSVP required.

 RSVP & Inquiries or call 845-534-4517 x11


Winter Hike with Forest Historian John Brady

Saturday, February 9 -  RSVP to Join Us

Date:   Saturday, February 9

Time:   TBD

Hike Leader:  John Brady, Forest Historian at Black Rock Forest

Description:   Join us on a winter hike to learn about the history of the Forest, view archival photos & artifacts, and observe how flora and fauna have adapted to winter with Forest Historian John Brady. Hike will be 3-4 miles, moderate to difficult, and participants should be prepared for winter hiking conditions (layers for cold, microspikes/traction devices for shoes due to possible snow or ice on the trails).

Details & Arrival Instructions: The hike is in Black Rock Forest (Cornwall, NY). An email will be sent to registered participants the week prior with parking information and arrival details.

Cost: Free to Friends of the Forest (annual supporters); general admission: $10.00. RSVP required.

RSVP & Inquiries or call 845-534-4517 x11