Join Steep Rock Association (SRA) on a hike over thawed trails in its Hidden Valley Preserve to discover the magnificently rich community of spring ephemerals adorning the forest floor. Peary and
Join Steep Rock Association (SRA) on a hike over thawed trails in its Hidden Valley Preserve to discover the magnificently rich community of spring ephemerals adorning the forest floor.
Peary and BK Stafford will be leading the way on this 11/2-mile, level hike, sharing their wealth of knowledge on the ecology and morphology of these precious woodland plants.
The program is scheduled for May 8, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. However, please stay posted as the date may be adjusted due to weather’s influence on flowering. We will meet at the main Hidden Valley Preserve parking lot located at 198 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot, CT. Participants will need seasonally-appropriate clothing, hiking footwear, and a mask. Water and binoculars are highly recommended.
Registration is required, space is limited, and social distancing will be practiced. Please register through SRA’s website at steeprockassoc.org/events-programs.
Peary Stafford is a longstanding trustee of Steep Rock Association whom co-chairs its Stewardship Committee and champions the promotion of biodiversity. He and his wife, BK, are seasoned naturalists, and in addition to wildflowers, they relish observing birds, butterflies, and dragonflies in the preserves.
Steep Rock Association is a nationally-accredited land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes and riparian corridors in and around Washington CT and to enhance the community’s connection to nature through outreach, education, and passive recreation.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hidden Valley Preserve
198 Bee Brook Rd., Washington Depot 06794
Steep Rock Association860 868 9131 PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794