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Field Trips and Events

Summer/Fall 2014 Field Trips

June 14, 2014 - October 10, 2014
*on a few trips, you can meet our new State Director, Heather Furman

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THE VIEW FROM THE TOP*

Saturday, June 14, 2014 I 1:00-3:30 pm

Join us at our Black Mountain Natural Area in Dummerston for a trip to the 275-acre parcel we plan to acquire this summer. Walk through oak, pine and hemlock forest. The mountain laurel should be at peak bloom!

Trip Contact: Jon Binhammer, jbinhammer@tnc.org or 802-229 -4425, x110

Difficulty Level: Moderate 4 mile hike- we'll be walking on logging roads.

 

SUNSET IN THE BOG*

Tuesday, July 15 - 5:00 -- 8:00 pm

Explore the beauty of Chickering Bog on a long summer evening.

We'll hike out to the bog and enjoy a picnic just before sunset.

Trip Contact: Lynn McNamara, lmcnamara@tnc.org or 802-229-4425, x116

Difficulty ·Level: Moderate 2 mile hike over some uneven terrain. Bring a picnic dinner, a headlamp, and insect repellent.

 

LATE SUMMER HIKE & SWIM *

Wednesday, August 20 - 6:00--8:30 pm

Take an evening hike to the White River Ledges in Sharon/Pomfret, where we'll work up a sweat, see some cool plants, and jump in the White River for a refreshing swim.

Trip Contact: Jon Binhammer, jbinhammer@tnc.org or 802-229-4425, x110

Difficulty Level: Strenuous uphill section, then relatively level or downhill1.5 mile hike (bring or wear your bathing suit')

 

OTTER CREEK FLOODPLAIN FLOAT

Saturday, September 6 - 10:00 am-1:00pm

Paddle Otter Creek in Cornwall. Observe the role of floodplain forests along rivers; have lunch and take a short walk to observe floodplain forest restoration project 8 years after planting.

Trip Contact: Rose Paul, rpaul@tnc.org or 802-229-4425, x108

Difficulty Level: Moderate paddle downstream then back upstream and we'll go for an easy short walk.

 

RED OAK RAMBLE

Saturday, September 27 - 11:00 am-2:00pm

Hike up Sheridan Mountain in Guildhall and have lunch in the old growth forest of huge red oaks, one of the most northern stands of red oaks in Vermont.

Trip Contact: Rose Paul, rpaul@tnc.org or 802-229-4425, x108

Difficulty Level: Strenuous, steep hillside climb.

 

MOUNT EQUINOX FALL FOLIAGE ADVENTURE

Sunday, October 19 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Explore the great ecological diversity and ecological importance of Mount Equinox, Manchester in fall- either on foot or by car to the summit! Enjoy spectacular views and foliage.

Trip Contact: Phil Huffman, phuffman@tnc.org or 802-229-4425 x109

Difficulty Level: Strenuous long climb for hikers; easy walk at summit for car trippers.

Note: Fee involved for car trippers on Skyline Drive - $15 for car & driver, $5 per passenger

 

CHANGING TIMES, CHANGING LANDSCAPES

Friday, October 10 - 2:00 -- 5:00 pm

Explore our High Pond Natural Area in Brandon. Learn about the outstanding variety of significant natural community types and how the preserve helps link habitat for wildlife.

Trip Contact: Paul Marangelo, pmarangelo@tnc.org or 802-229-4425 x119

Difficulty Level: Moderate, long hike

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