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Lichens of the Shawangunk Mountains at Sam’s Point
April 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join lichen photographer and Department of Environmental Conservation Steward, John Franklin, for a walk and talk on lichens, those intrepid little organisms that we see growing on trees and rocks throughout the Park Preserve. We will walk up to two miles, stopping to discuss lichens along the way. After the hike, John will share his collection of amazing close-up macro photographs of lichens and also actual samples of the colorful lichens that are found throughout the Park Preserve. The recommended age for children wishing to attend this program is 12. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. This hike will be offered again in May. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam’s Point at 845-647-7989. The rain date for this program is Sunday April 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.