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May 2024

Spring Guided Walk with Wild Hudson Valley at the Mountain Top Arboretum

    • Sun, 05/19/2024
  • 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY 12485

Long ago, the Lunaapee communities of the region embarked on seasonal journeys to the lands brimming with abundance. According to the indigenous calendar of the Hudson Valley, spring beckoned them to the tributary streams of the Hudson River, where they sought the bounty of spawning fish. As the seasons shifted, so did their dwellings and activities. Summer found them nestled in floodplain villages near flourishing maize crops, while autumn ushered in nut gathering and brush fires for hunting game in the hills. Winter, a time for both bear hunting and storytelling, brought a sense of communal warmth amidst the cold.

Embark on a journey through time with ethnoecologist Justin Wexler from Wild Hudson Valley. Join him on one or all four seasonal walks, each offering profound insights into the natural world and the symbiotic relationship between local native communities and their environment. These walks provide a unique opportunity to discover the local flora and fauna, unveiling their significance in indigenous cultures. Delving deeper, Justin will weave tales of Hudson Valley native languages and folklore, enriching the understanding of each species and the ecosystems they inhabit.

Don't miss the chance to explore the outdoors through the lens of history, culture, and ecology, as you walk in the footsteps of the Lunaapee and deepen your connection with the land.

Sunday, May 19th @ 1 PM
Admission is $10/non-member and free for members
Registration is required.



Mountain Top Arboretum

The Mountain top Arboretum offers a natural sanctuary for everyone.