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Join Carol Gracie, renowned naturalist and author of Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History (Princeton University Press), for a Spring Wildflower Walk in Taconic State Park, Copake Falls, NY. We will meet in the parking area of the Historic Copake Iron Works (33 Valley View Road, Copake Falls, NY 12517) at 1:00 PM on May 7, 2016.

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 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. It’s not just plant identification, either. Carol shares a special understanding of who pollinates what, and what role these plants play in their environment of our Northeastern forests.

Participation on the Spring Wildflower Walk is limited to 20 people; $10 admission by reservation.

Get a ticket now at this link.

Sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Carol’s book will be on sale following the walk.