2018 Events

Wild Saturdays at Woodchuck Lodge

The Wild Saturday Program will begin at John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury, NY in May beginning with a talk on invasive species.

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Saturday May 5th, 2018: Aliens in our Backyard at 1pm

John Thompson, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator, updates us on how Catskill forests have changed since John Burroughs tramped through these woods. Forests are now threatened by the introduction of species that would be unfamiliar to Burroughs. There will be discussion of invasive species and what we can do to help protect the Catskill Mountains for the future. This is a chance for all to learn how to identify the top pests that are killing our trees.

This event takes place at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474.

Immediately followed by the opening of the Trout-Lily Trail and a tour of this new trail.

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opens on May 5th, 2018 at about 2pm, immediately following our first Wild Saturday event (detailed above) with John Thompson.

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Celebrate Earth Day with John Burroughs

Help us raise funds to pay for the pruning of the apple orchard by celebrating Earth Day with us.

This event will take place Sunday April 22nd at 1pm at Woodchuck Lodge, Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. (In bad weather, the event will be held at The Catskill Center in Arkville.)

Meet veteran birder Joe Siclare of the Denver Valley who will offer a class called “How To Get Started in the Birding Hobby: A Door to the Natural World”.

Address: 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. Children are welcome. More details on our blog.


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5th Annual Burroughs Catskills Community Day Lecture at the Catskill Center in Arkville.

Leslie T. Sharpe, naturalist and author of "The Quarry Fox and Other Wild Critters of the Catskills" will speak on "John Burroughs and H.D. Thoreau: The Roots of American Nature Writing" on April 14th at 1pm at The Catskills Center in Arkville. A birthday celebration for John Burroughs will be included. All are welcome.

Catskill Center
43355 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406

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