Saratoga PLAN in partnership with Wilton Wildlife is offering Summer discovery Hikes. Take a a hike with a naturalist to learn new information about the sights and sounds of your favorite Saratoga PLAN trail. Come discover amazing things with us!
Seeing Through the Lens of Orra Phelps
Join our interns for a walk at the Orra Phelps Preserve and share the respect and love for nature that made Dr. Orra Phelps the wonderful naturalist she was. Learn about her amazing life, roleplay as one of her students, and identify some plants, especially the ferns, that are present on the Preserve.
Tuesday, July 5 4:00-5:00 pm
Saturday, July 9 10:30-11:30 am and 4:00-5:00 pm
Beavers and Wetlands
Join our interns for a walk at the Bog Meadow Trail and learn about the fascinating role that beavers paly in the health and biodiversity of wetlands. On this walk we will observe three distinct types of wetland such as the open march, wet meadow, and forested wetland found at the Bog Meadow Preserve.
Tuesday, July 19 4:00 -5:00 pm
Saturday, July 23 10:30 -11:30 am and 4:00-5:00 pm
Reptiles ad Amphibians of the Sandplains
Join our interns for a walk at the Coldbrook Preserve and learn how amphibians and reptiles are important to the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This Preserve serves as a buffer to wetland habitat for the threatened Blanding’s turtle and we will learn about the natural history of this interesting species.
Tuesday, August 2 4:00-5:00 pm
Saturday, August 6 10:30-11:30 am and 4:00-5:00 pm