Sunday, May 16, 2010

Huyck Preserve

Congratulations to the Huyck Preserve. The Albany Times Union named the Preserve one of Our Backyard: Spring's best five
The first sound you hear upon arriving at the Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville is the rush of water over the falls. Fed by snowmelt from high up in the Helderberg Mountains, the falls are at their best this time of year. By mid-June, an overlook will sit across the top of the spectacular falls. Hike along nearly seven miles of trails that wind up the plateau and back down around Lake Myosotis and Lincoln Pond. Stand amid 200-plus-year-old hardwood stands, or take in the flora and fauna on docent-guided geological, wildflower and bird walks
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Bird Festival
Saturday, May 22nd, 9am to 1pm
Eldridge Research Center, 284 Pond Hill Rd. Rensselaerville

This annual event is perennial favorite for all ages, and is not to be missed. The warblers are just returning and the first goslings were sighted on Lincoln Pond on Tuesday. Join us for this welcome kick-off to the upcoming season of events at the Huyck Preserve. 
Special guests:
Rich Guthrie--Talk and bird walk
Wes Laraway--Wildlife Rescue Center
Kelly Martin--Wildlife Rehabilitator
Jim Webber--Falconer
Hudson Mohawk Bird Club
BBQ lunch available for purchase
$5/person suggested donation, free to members
A REMINDER: The next meeting of the Helderberg Hilltowns Association will be this Tuesday May 18 7pm at the Helderberg Senior Center on Rte. 443 half way between Berne and East Berne.

 The agenda will be:
  •  Dudley Observatory - History and Prospects for Locating in the Hilltowns - Ron Barnell
  • Breakout Session - 
      • Ideas for promoting the Hilltowns:
        • Agriculture/Crops; 
        • Agriculture/Other; 
        • Hospitality/Food/B&Bs; 
        • Services; 
        • Tourism/Crafts/Classes/Act
        • Recreation; 
        • Historic/Cultural)
  • Presentations by Breakout Groups - Dan Driscoll/Zenie Gladieux
  • Helderberg Hilltowns Association Leadership - Dan Driscoll
  • Next Meeting Date and Place

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