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Wild and Connected Series in New York

Alcott Smith explains to the field walk participants some of the ways that wildlife prepare for winter.

On December 10, expert naturalist Alcott Smith led 18 people on an all-day field foray into a wild area in the Split Rock Wildway in eastern New York. The group walked on the Beaver Flow Trail, explored the surrounding forest, and ended on the Black Kettle Trail at Black Kettle Farm. They found sign of beaver and bear, learned about how animals adapt to survive through winter, and gleaned many interesting facts from Alcott’s knowledge of natural history.

The field day was part of Wild and Connected, a series of walks and talks organized by the Northeast Wilderness Trust and co-sponsored by Champlain Area Trails.

The next event, “Wild & Wonderfully Near Us: Bobcat Recovery in the Champlain Valley,” will take place on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange in Whallonsburg, NY. Wildlife expert Susan Morse of Keeping Track will give a slideshow and talk about bobcats. Come learn more about these beautiful spotted wildcats whose populations are reviving across our region.


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