As you’re hiking along the overlook trail you come across a large fence. What is that for? That fence protects a rare habitat in New York called a Rich Sloping Fen. Still have questions? Join Naturalist Lexi to learn about this amazing habitat and the volunteer driven effort to protect it. Hear from Don Faber-Langendoen, an ecologist with NatureServe, Randy Nonenmacher, a volunteer The Woods, and Gregory McGee, a professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. These special guests will walk us through the planning behind this project, the importance of this rare ecological area, and the ongoing research that has stemmed from it.
When you register, we’ll ask you to provide the email you’d like to use to view the program. On July 18th at 12pm, all registered participants will receive an email invitation from YouTube with a link to view the program directly from YouTube. The program will be available for viewing until August 1st at 12pm. You will need to sign in to YouTube to view the video.
Registration for this program will be rolling through July 31st, allowing participants who sign up to receive an invitation link within 24 hours.
We are pleased to offer this virtual program experience. In light of this challenging time, we have decided to offer this programming for our viewers without a specified fee. All donations in support of this program will go directly towards stewarding the Baltimore Woods preserve and projects like the fen fence. If you can support us with a donation, it is greatly appreciated. No gift is too small, and we will do our best to continue connecting the CNY community to nature through quality, online programs. Visit our website where you’ll find more videos , activities, and interactive content on our Nature in Your Hands at Home page.