Habitat Exploration Walk: Churchtown Dairy Pastures

Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 10:00 to 12:00

Where: Churchtown Dairy, 357 Co Rd 12, Hudson, NY


Join Claudia and Josie for a walk exploring pasture, hayfield, and other on-farm habitats at the Churchtown Dairy using the newly released book From the Hudson to the Taconics: An Ecological and Cultural Field Guide to the Habitats of Columbia County, New York as a guide and resource. Whether one is already familiar with farms or visiting one for the first time, this walk is designed to help everyone “see more colors” in the actively farmed landscape. Participants will experience several habitats through multiple lenses, including history, culture, sensory immersion, and ecology, and learn how to recognize patterns in the distribution of plants and the animals associated with them.

Copies of From the Hudson to the Taconics will be available to use for the walk, though please bring your own copy if you have one. The books will also be for sale before and after the walk.

This walk is currently full, but if you are interested in joining, please reach out to fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org. We might be able to expand the number of participants or offer a second walk from 1-3pm that day, if there is enough interest.