Springtime Bird & Wildflower Discovery Hike at Stone Barn State Forest

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Photo courtesy of Geoff Griffiths.

The birds are singing, and flowers are blooming as spring begins to unfold in the North Country. Join Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust on Saturday, May 20 from 10-2 p.m. Naturalists Robert McNamara and Geoff Griffiths will lead the hike and show you the best places to discover birds and wildflowers. This hike is perfect for kids and adults alike, and everyone is welcome to join for a fun day outside.

During the hike we will discover early spring flowers like Dutchman’s breeches, trilliums, violets and spring beauties. The birding this time of year is exciting because birds are returning. You’ll even have the opportunity to visit a great blue heron rookery. Plan to meet at trip leader Robert McNamara’s house at 46 Reservoir Drive, Cleveland NY. (Driving directions may be found online at: http://bit.ly/1SLYMFm ) Pack your binoculars, camera, brown bag lunch and wear comfortable hiking shoes for this moderate 2-3 mile hike. Please note, we will not be hiking on a trail, and the terrain will be varied throughout.

As a special for anyone who attends this hike, the 200-plus page Tug Hill: Four Season Guide to the Natural Side, illustrated by Robert McNamara will be on sale for only $15 (normally $27). This is an amazing opportunity to buy the premier guidebook to our beloved Tug Hill region and have it signed by the illustrator.

To reserve your book and RSVP, please contact Community Programs Manager Lianna Lee at 315.779.2239 or email tughilladmin@nnymail.com. This outdoor program is free thanks to generous community support.

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