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Westchester Land Trust Plans May 13 Wildflower Hike

Columbine is just one of the many wildflowers growing at the Westchester Wilderness Walk/ Zofnass Family Preserve.
Columbine is just one of the many wildflowers growing at the Westchester Wilderness Walk/ Zofnass Family Preserve. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust is planning a “Wildflower Hike” from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 at the Westchester Wilderness Walk/ Zofnass Family Preserve in Pound Ridge.

The hike will be led by Dr. Scott Mori, the Nathaniel Lord Britton Curator of Botany at the New York Botanical Garden. An expert in local plants, Mori will point out the diversity and beauty of the preserve’s wildflowers. He also will address long-term efforts to inventory all of the preserve’s plants, and his work with the land trust on plant conservation strategies.

The 150-acre Westchester Wilderness Walk/Zofnass Family Preserve is on Upper Shad Road in Pound Ridge, and is considered to be one of the land trust's flagship preserves. It boosts extensive wetlands and majestic woodlands with rare wildlife, plants, dramatic rock formations, soring tulip trees and dozens of species of birds, and an eight-mile trail network

Although this will be a relaxed nature walk, suitable for all ages, proper footwear and field clothing is recommended. This hike is free although space is limited. A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 14.

RSVP to Tate Bushell, the land trust's director of stewardship, at 914-234-6992 ext 10 or by e-mailing tate@westchesterlandtrust.org.

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