Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Get Into Nature

January 8, 2015 to January 29, 2015

Every Thursday in January, starting January 8, 10am, weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in the Discovery Room for a nature-themed story and an activity. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the Grafton Sensory Trail. Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel the program in inclement weather. Please call 845-255-0919 after 9 am on Thursdays and ask the front desk about the status of the program. This program takes place at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and is a free program.

February 5, 2015 to February 26, 2015

Every Thursday in February, weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in the Discovery Room for a nature-themed story and an activity. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the Grafton Sensory Trail. Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel the program in inclement weather. Please call 845-255-0919 after 9 am on Thursdays and ask the front desk about the status of the program. This program takes place at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and is a free program.

February 5, 2015 to February 26, 2015

These lectures, promoting biodiversity on the ridge, take place at SUNY New Paltz and are open to the public free of charge. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on many area radio stations. These lectures are co-sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Biology Department and will take place at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102. Click here for directions and a campus map. No parking permit is required after 6:30 pm.

Lecture topics incude:

February 5th, 7pm-8:30pm - Bears, with Matthew Merchant, Senior Wildlife Biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

February 12th, 7pm-8:30pm - Ecological Functions of Fungi, With Bill Bakaitus, mycology educator and expert.

February 19th, 7pm-8:30pm - Mapping the Ridgeline, with Cara Lee, Director of the Nature Conservancy's Shawangunk Ridge Program, John Thompson, Mohonk Preserve Director of Conservation Science, and Tim Howard, Director of Science, New York Natural Heritage Program.

February 26th, 7pm-8:30pm - Secrets of the Sky Lakes, with Dr. Richardson, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at SUNY New Paltz, and former reseach associate at the Mohonk Preserve.

February 7, 2015

Saturday, February 7th, 4-7 pm. Ken Posner, Race Director for Rock The Ridge, will give a multi-media presentation on his ultra-marathon experiences and success tips. Ken will provide Ridge Rockers with coaching tips on hydration, nutrition, footwear, planning, and training. He will also speak about his recent record-setting completion of the Badwater Double.  Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile, 24-hour endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser for individual, team, or relay runners, walkers, and hikers set in the natural beauty of Mohonk Preserve. Mohonk Preserve members and Rock The Ridge registrants will receive a 20% discount during the event, excluding sale items. Light refreshments will be served. This program takes place at 1000 Hurley Mountain Road, Kingston. This is a free program, co-sponsored by Kenco Sporting Goods. Light refreshments will be served.  This program takes place at 1000 Hurley Mountain Road, Kingston. Click here for directions. Space is limited, please click here to register.

February 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8th, 10 am-12:30 pm. Join Chris Standley, Mohonk Preserve wildlife biologist, for a snowshoe or hike through the quiet winter woods. Bring your own snowshoes, snack and water. Dress for the weather. This is a moderate, 3-mile snowshoe (hike if not enough snow). Chidren ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Space is limite; call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. This is a free program.

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