Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Forage walks


Roller coaster weather. Overnight, we have gone from many minuses below freezing to the balmy 50's, with rain. Yesterday's pretty snow has been washed away.

View from Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park

I will be leading a wild plant walk this Saturday, the 20th in Brooklyn Bridge Park (3pm-4pm), on behalf of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Because they are underwriting this walk the tickets are a mere $5, and the walk is a sensible (for February!) one hour. More info here (you need to book).

What will we see in their stripped winter glory? Bayberries, sweetfern, chokeberry, rosehips and Kentucky coffee trees. For a start. Plus some pretty spectacular harbor and Manhattan views.

The weather promises to be nice, just above 50'F, and there will be sun. They say.

Dead Horse Bay

My own spring walks, packed with fresh-made snacks (if I ever get that alpaca I will call it Paktwithsnax) kick off in April, when the green world is waking up.

Invasive garlic mustard

We will be visiting Prospect Park, Central Park, Fort Tryon, Inwood Hill Park and Dead Horse Bay. Much more info about how I lead walks, and these specific locations in the link below:

Invasive lesser celandine

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