Weekend Wanders – Kick Off!

weekend.wander.blog4/12/16 BREAKING NEWS: Mark DeDea*, naturalist from the Forsyth Nature Center, will be on hand during the hike to talk to us about the birds of spring!

Join us as we kick-off the 2016 season with the first of our new Weekend Wanders! Building on our successful Sunday hikes, we’re expanding to include new dates, new locations and new guest guides. Check out our website for more details on future hikes.

WHO: Kingston Land Trust
WHAT: Weekend Wanders
WHEN: Sun, 5/1/16, 9:30am – 12:30pm
WHERE: Kingston Wine Co:
65 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
WHY: Hike around Kingston with local experts to talk about its exciting projects and hidden treasures right here in our backyard.

Kingston has many places to explore making it a pretty exciting place to be right now AND you won’t want to miss Mark DeDea’s birds of spring tour!

*DeDea, the caretaker at Forsyth Nature Center in Uptown, will show hikers how to identify birds that are visible, as well as decode the cryptic bird songs that echo throughout the woods. DuDea comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience having lead many walks for new birders or seasoned birders throughout the Hudson Valley for various organizations, nature centers, state parks and preserves.

Book Signing, Wildly-Infused Cocktails & Wine!


Foraging & Feasting CoverCurious about the growing interest in Foraging? Wondering how to prepare Wild Edibles once they’ve been harvested? Have questions about what is growing in your own backyard?

Join the Kingston Land Trust and Kingston Wine Co. on Wednesday, July 29th from 5-7pm as we host local author and foraging expert Dina Falconi of Accord, NY. The event will feature Dina’s beautiful and instructive botanical field guide and wild-food cookbook, Foraging and Feasting, a culmination of 30 years of experience foraging in the Hudson Valley. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. More information about Dina and her work can be found at botanicalartspress.com.

Dina and Michael, owner of Kingston Wine Co. will be teaming up to create a special summertime, wild herb-infused cocktail just for this event so stay tuned and come by on this late July evening to sample the delights, see the glorious publication in person, and have your foraging questions answered. We hope to see you there!