The Wildflower Walk


Sat, Apr 29, 2023    
9:00 am-12:00 pm


John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary
261 Floyd Ackert Road, West Park, New York

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John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 am


Every spring the Nature Sanctuary is a wonderland of wildflowers. They are Earth’s gifts of little bouquets coming up from the ground. They come and go quickly in a parade that can change by the week, some say like bird migration. On this special walk we are sure to enjoy their charming ever-changing displays. 

The walk may be in time for the blooms of trailing arbutus and hepaticas.  While purple trillium, our wake-robin, is holding on, marsh marigolds, Dutchman’s Breeches, and woodland violets are on full display.  And, Solomon’s Seal are readying their buds.  Pussytoes are fascinating in bloom or not.  It will be fun and we are sure to have a few surprises. 

The Wildflower Walk will be led by Mark Carabetta, a botanist and naturalist who has been exploring the forests, rivers and wetlands of the US and Canada for many decades.  Mark lives with his family in Esopus and has been walking and identifying flora and fauna at the Burroughs Sanctuary and other local preserves for the past nine years.  More recently, he has been walking the trails to note where you too may experience these spring gifts.  Magic awaits.  

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