I invite you to join me at upcoming activities:
Wildflower Walks along Zim Smith Trail – A Trek Through Four Towns
I have compiled a wildflower field guide, featuring more than 400 species, for the Zim Smith Trail. To help inform trail users about the myriad of wildflowers along its route, I will be hosting wildflower walks (approximately 2 hours each) along a segment within each of the towns through which that trail passes.
The kickoff for this series of wildflower walks will occur on the first Saturday of May along a Halfmoon segment followed by outings on the second Wednesday of each subsequent month: a Ballston segment in June, a Malta segment in July, and ending with a Clifton Park segment in August.
The schedule for those walks will be as follows:
- July 12 @ 5:30pm: We will depart at 5:30pm from the parking lot at Shenantaha Creek Park and hike to Ruhle Road South and then return (approximately 1.5 miles in all). We hope to find Canada Lily and Wild Leek in bloom.
- August 9 @ 5:30pm: We will depart at at 5:30pm from The Mill Tavern’s parking lot along English Road (@ intersection with Route 9) and hike to where the trail crosses English Road and then return (less than 2 miles roundtrip). We hope to find Hog Peanut and a variety of asters in bloom.
During each wildflower walk, we will focus on one side of the trail corridor in each direction. By doing so, we will remain off the main trail surface during most of each outing.
I hope you will join me for each leg of this series of wildflower walks.
If you missed it, here are some of my past outings:
Wildflower Ramble (part of 4th annual open space celebration) – Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve, Town of Clifton Park
Wildflower Walks along Zim Smith Trail – A Trek Through Four Towns: Segment #1 (Town of Halfmoon)
Fall Colors…from a Different Perspective, Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve, Town of Colonie.
Canada Lily: Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve, Town of Clifton Park
Wildflower Walk and Slide Presentation, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
2nd Annual Open Space Day, Town of Clifton Park
1st Annual Open Space Day, Town of Clifton Park
Spring Wildflowers Presentation and Walk, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library