Carol Gracie, renowned naturalist and author of “Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast,” leads a fascinating walk along the Iron Works Trail, where we observe many spring-blooming wildflower species. Tickets required.
We will meet in the parking area of the Historic Copake Iron Works (33 Valley View Road, Copake Falls, NY 12517).
Carol Gracie looks beyond the surface beauty of trilliums and trout lilies, baneberry and blue cohosh—into their life histories, their lore, and even their cultural uses.
With Carol’s expert guidance, we will observe the native flora along the Iron Works Trail, an easy, nearly level path that parallels beautiful Bash Bish Brook. Carol shares a special understanding of who pollinates what, and what role these plants play in their environment in our Northeastern forests.
Sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Carol’s book will be on sale following the walk.
Participation on the Spring Wildflower Walk, a program of the Friends of Taconic State Park, is limited to 20 people.