Spring and Nature at Bash Bish Brook
Friends of Taconic State Park invites nature lovers and citizen scientists to explore Spring Flowers along Bash Bish Brook with ecologists Claudia and Conrad Vispo of the Hawthorne Valley Farm Scape Ecology Program. Claudia and Conrad are the experts when it comes to Columbia County’s special landscape. Join them for an Earth Day exploration of the spring flora and associated insect life along a new, but easy trail in Taconic State Park. This program is appropriate for families with children of all ages. Participation is free, but please reserve a space with Claudia Vispo (firstname.lastname@example.org or 672-7994) as the number of participants will be strictly limited to avoid trampling of delicate flowers. Location will be provided upon registration. Conrad’s acclaimed new book, “The Nature of the Place: A History of Living with the Land in Columbia County, NY” will be available for purchase before and after the program.
The native trout lily is among the spring wildflowers expected to be seen on Claudia and Conrad Vispo’s April 25th guided tour of the Bash Bish Brook in Copake Falls, NY.