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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Guided Autumn Bird Walk, National Hike Day, WLT Volunteer Stewardship Day in November

Nov 01, 2019 11:39AM ● By Marilee Burrell

Picture by Fred Rose, WLT

From nature walks to holiday events, Westchester Land Trust offers various opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in November and December. By encouraging locals to enjoy its green spaces, WLT furthers its mission to preserve land in perpetuity, and to protect and enhance the natural resources in our communities.

WLT will host a Guided Autumn Bird Walk from 8:30 to 10 a.m. November 2, at Otter Creek Preserve on Taylors Lane, in Mamaroneck. Janelle Robbins, WLT advisory board member, will discuss the migrating birds that find food and shelter at this one-of-a-kind salt marsh. Participants should bring binoculars. Rain date: November 3.

For National Hike Day, November 17, WLT will lead a group hike up Turkey Mountain from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning at the Turkey Mountain Preserve Trailhead on Locke Lane, in Yorktown Heights. This moderately difficult hike offers spectacular views and a chance to meet new people. The hike will be held rain or shine.  

November 22 is WLT Volunteer Stewardship Day. From 1 to 3 p.m., rain or shine, volunteers will gather at Frederick P. Rose Preserve and Rock Shelter Preserve, 193 N. Salem Road, Cross River, to preserve trails and expand a shelter for birds and pollinators.

There will be a Holiday Tree ID Hike from 10 a.m. to noon on December 8, at WLT’s Westchester Wilderness Walk / Zofnass Family Preserve, 258 Upper Shad Road, Pound Ridge. Participants will learn how to identify trees during the winter months. Rain date: December 15, 1-3 p.m.

 For more info, call 914.234.6992 or visit

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