Erwin Karl of CMC will join Mid Hudson Mycological Association and member Mira Fink as we embark on a late-winter tree identification hike along the O & W Rail Trail in Stone Ridge. The task of identifying trees may be more challenging before leaf-out, but there are many clues based on bark, shape, location and leaf litter, to name a few. There is a good chance we will also see some bracket or crust fungi, as well as remnants of annual plants.
Event Duration: 4-5 miles, 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Leader(s): Erwin Karl and Mira Fink of Mid-Hudson Mycological Association
Bring: good hiking shoes, lunch, something to drink.
Registration is encouraged. Register by contacting the leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader.
Questions about this event can be directed to: Erwin Karl at email@example.com
Driving Directions: Meet at the Leggett Rd. parking area for the rail trail in Stone Ridge . Leggett Rd can be reached from Rt. 209. Head south on 209 from Kingston towards Stone Ridge. Turn left on Leggett Rd. (opposite the Marbletown Community center in Stone Ridge). Parking lot is on the left on Leggett Rd. before you reach Lucas Turnpike (Ulster Co. Rte 1).