John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge Fall Fundraiser

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge
Fall Fundraiser

Sunday September 23rd, 2018


@ The Rudge Family, 50 Brown Road, Big Indian, NY

$25/adult or $40 /couple

Kids 12 & Under FREE

PLEASE RSVP by September 16th to Patti at 845-254-4126

Please join Bill and Patti Ridge at their home as they host “The Ladles”.

This all-women band presents a blend of swing and old-time folk with three-part harmonies and achingly beautiful lyrics. Enjoy this incredibly talented and delightfully entertaining threesome, one of whom has local roots and revealed a hint of family story and thereby connection to JB… Come and prepare to be enchanted! It promises to be a lovely afternoon.

Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres served.

Wild Saturdays: Face-to-Face with Raptors

The next and final Wild Saturday of the year at Woodchuck Lodge, on October 6th at 1pm, is entitled Face-to-Face with Raptors. Annie Mardiney, federally licensed wildlife “rehabilitator”, shares her deep passion by bringing hawks, owls, and falcons to Woodchuck Lodge. Come meet them face to face! Last year, we received almost 60 visitors for this talk by Annie, one of the most popular talks we’ve hosted.

Free, guided tours of Woodchuck Lodge are offered throughout the summer on the first weekend of the month on Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 3pm, between May and October, so if you can’t make our Wild Saturday, you still have the rest of the weekend to take a tour with one of our docents on October 6th and 7th which will be the last chance to visit Woodchuck Lodge before it closes for the summer.

Visitors can also now take advantage of our new trail. Woodchuck Lodge received a grant to develop the trail around the Woodchuck Lodge grounds and our Trustee Patti Rudge has been overseeing its construction. The trail provides a unique view of the property, snaking up and behind the Lodge and through a forest and out into our meadow that has stunning views.

Wild Saturday events take place at 1pm at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. Children are welcome.

Wild Saturdays: Wildlife Near Home

On Saturday September 1st, 2018 at 1pm, Mairead Mulhern gave a fascinating talk on Wildlife Near Home at Woodchuck Lodge. Mairead, an Environmental Educator discussed local wildlife found in Upstate New York. Who knew that porcupines swim – or rather bob along — when they really need to get away, with thousands of air-filled quills keeping them afloat?