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A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Good Friday Morning,
It's a cloudy, wet, foggy warm early November morning. The heavy rains the other day brought many leaves down thus baring the trees for winter. My philosophy has always been, if there's no leaves on the trees there had best be snow on the ground. But with temps forecast in the 60's this weekend thoughts of snow are a long way off... but still, I can't wait!
In the meantime, there's a large number of events taking place this weekend which might interest you. Go through the list and pick a few then get outside! Rain or shine, warm or cold, it's better than sitting in front of the idjot box or your computer screen.
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So, here we go!
Ask the Expert: Ward Stone
7:30-8:30 p.m. Mohonk Preserve. Join NY State DEC Wildlife Pathologist and host of WAMC's In Our Backyard to discuss trends with deer, bats, and other animals and implications for our environment & communities. Ages 14+. Call 845-255-0919 to register. Members free, $9 non-members. www.mohonkpreserve.org
Moodna Creek Tree Planting
10 AM - 3 PM (we may finish earlier but just in case, please come even if you can't get there until 1-2 pm.) Meeting location: Orrs Mills Road parking lot, just west of the Moodna Viaduct railroad trestle in Cornwall (which is between Jackson Avenue and Clove Road). From the parking lot, walk north through the field, towards the Moodna Creek (walk parallel to the Viaduct) and look for us. This is the parking lot for the Schunnemunk Mt. State Park trailhead. Please RSVP if you plan to come, or if you know you can't come.
New Trail Construction in Wonder Lake State Park
Join us for an invigorating day of trail building in Wonder Lake State Park. Work crews will be continuing stone work and side-hilling to establish this new trail. We will meet in the parking lot on Ludingtonville Road in Kent Corners, Saturday, November 8, at 9:30 am. Please RSVP: Gary Haugland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Act III - Running from the Law with "Full Moon Bay"