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Spring Returns to the Sourlands
May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Walk to see nature returning to the Sourlands. Not that it is not there in the winter, but in early May the song birds are returning from Central and South America and the lovely spring ephemeral wildflowers are blooming everywhere. The trees are leafing out and in many cases in flower. The Sassafras and Spice bush are perfuming the air. There may even be a few butterflies–Mourning Cloaks and Cabbage Whites at any rate. The earth is being re-born; let’s be there!
This hike begins at the St. Michael’s Farm Preserve’s Aunt Molly Road entrance. Parking is limited at this entrance. More parking is available on the Princeton Avenue entrance of the preserve.
Advance registration is required. Subscribe to SC’s eNewsletter to receive event information and registration links www.tiny.cc/SCeNewsletter. Visit SC’s new online calendar at https://www.sourland.org/meeting-and-calendar-events.
Jim Amon lives in Lambertville with his wife, Kathleen and their dog–really her dog–Sally. Jim has a deep and long connection with the Sourlands. In the 1980’s he and three others founded the D&R Greenway Land Trust, who now have nature preserves extending over several hundred acres in the Sourland Region. Then, in 2005, upon retiring after thirty years as Executive Director of the Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission, he became the Director of Stewardship for the D&R Greenway. In that capacity, he did ecological restoration on the Greenway’s nature preserves and built about twenty miles of recreational trails. Upon retiring from the Greenway he served on the Board of Directors for the Sourland Conservancy.
For the last five years, the Conservancy has been publishing “Seeing the Sourlands,” Amon’s monthly photo/essays on the plants and animals that can be found in the Sourlands, as an eNewsletter feature. This series, which can also be found on the Sourland Conservancy’s web site www.sourland.org, has been widely praised. The photos and essays will soon be published as a book.