Upcoming Events for 2017
Lifelong Putney Resident ZACH CALDWELL will speak on:
“AN ATHLETE’S PATH TO SELF-DISCOVERY ON PUTNEY MOUNTAIN”
Come one, come all! Light Refreshments will be served!
Past 2016 Events:
“Identifying Trees in Winter”
December 3rd 1-3pm, meet promptly at the Putney Mountain main trailhead parking area.
Come join Rich Grumbine, Putney resident and biology faculty at Landmark College, for a stroll on and around the trails toward the Putney Mountain summit. Our focus will be using a dichotomous key as a tool to identify trees in their winter garb. While trees are easier to identify by their leaves in the growing season, it is possible (and quite enjoyable) to learn tree identities through their twigs and buds only. With the help of a dichotomous key, and some knowledge of terminology, we will look carefully at the distinctive features of the species encountered on the ridge with the goal of identifying them on our own.
Rich will have on hand many copies of his soon to be self-published dichotomous key guide, and some hand lenses.
We will need to be standing around to do some of this investigation, so please dress warmly.
Spring Geology Trio Part 3 (July 23)
Roger Haydock, formerly with the Nova Science Program, will present a three-part Local Geology Program this spring.
This ‘Geology Trio’ consists of a lecture / slide presentation held in May, followed by field walks exploring the different geology of two local mountains, Black Mountain and Putney Mountain.
Saturday, July 23th at 9:00 a.m. – Field walk to explore the geology of Putney Mountain. Meet in the Putney Mountain parking lot on Putney Mtn. Rd.
This program is co-sponsored by the Putney Mountain Association, the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, and the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society. The program is free and open to the public.
Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 am, Meet a Fern
Hannum Trails, Holland Hill Rd
If you’ve ever wondered about the ferns you see in the woods, come walk our new Hannum land on Saturday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m. We’ll stroll from the Hannum kiosk to Salmon Brook and back (approximately 1.5 miles RT) and check out a sampling of woodland and wetland ferns, and maybe a few clubmosses, as we go. This walk is not intended for fern aficionados (you can see a much wider variety of ferns at the Aiken Sanctuary off Old Route 5 in Putney), but is a gentle introduction for folks who’d like to get to know them. The kiosk is off Holland Hill Rd, 3 tenths of a mile on the right past Parkman Woods Rd. Look for a small trail sign and white pipes. Call 387-8595 if the weather looks iffy.