As part of the Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, forest ecologist Dr. Charles Canham will be leading an interpretive forest walk on the Wappinger Creek Trail. The moderate 2-mile walk encompasses habitats ranging from young forests and fallow fields to streams and wetlands.
During the walk, Dr. Canham will share the history of Dutchess County's forests from the first settlers in 1750 to the current day—over 250 years of land use patterns that have transformed Hudson Valley landscapes. The stories told will include fascinating facts and folklore about the forest, as well as changes underway due to human impacts, including climate change, pests and pathogens, and air pollution.
Wear long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals). Reservations required.