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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION AND LICHEN WALK WITH DR. JAMES LENDEMER

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2 to 4 PM

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FPNL ANNUAL MEETING AND TALK ON BLUEBIRDS

Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 PM

RECENT EVENTS

SIGNS OF LIFE IN THE WINTER LANDSCAPE

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mugwort, broom sedge, grease grass. Field cress, plantain, sphagnum moss. Autumn olive, witch hazel, and white pine. Scarlet oak, dogwood, dawn redwood, juniper, and weeping cherry. Scat of deer, fox, and perhaps coyote. Red-tailed hawk, cardinals, and turkey vultures. These were some of the signs of life in the Preserve explored by a dozen people and two dogs. All five senses came into play–taste, only for the cress!

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Over forty volunteers attacked intrusive small trees, brush, and vines, and picked up trash in the Preserve on a fair January day. Trails were cleared between some of the old tree rows, and leaves piled up along the fence were amassed for later collection. We extend our hearty thanks to our cutters, rakers, litter collectors, bushwhackers, registrars, photographers, and two people who took on special tasks–the poison ivy ambassador and the hose king! Photos by Laura Hawkins.

FIRST DAY HIKE

Sunday, January 1, 2017

This was a great opportunity for five dozen people of all ages (and seven dogs) to start the new year off outdoors, with a brisk 1.5 mile loop hike through the Mapleton Preserve, into the fields on the other side of Mapleton Road, along the D&R Canal and back to the Preserve.

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Photos by Eileen Beirne

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