From Farm to Forest Guided Walk at Rokeby Museum

June 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

By 1830 hundreds of acres had been cleared on the Rokeby farm to make grazing land for Merino sheep. Now, almost 200 years later, nature has reclaimed much of this, but the subtle signs of human use still remain. Join master naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill for a walk through towering walnut and black locust trees, old orchards, overgrown barn foundations and stone walls, a now-dry sheep dip, and more. Holzberg-Pill will provide insights into the transition of the land, the many different types of trees and plants that have arisen, and point out the often hidden “footprints” of man.

Attendees should dress for the outdoors. Strong hiking shoes or boots are recommended, along with insect repellent.