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Place of Pitch Pines

  • Dates: June 4, 2023
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $5
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    Suitable for tweens, teens and adults

    For generations, local Native people relied on the once extensive inland pine barrens known today as the Pine Bush for food, medicines, and other purposes. This unique ecosystem, which was maintained and spread by indigenous prescribed burns, could once be found on both sides of the Hudson River. Dozens of rare plant and animal species can be found here. Some -- such as the heath hen -- are no longer with us today. Join us for a guided walk with ethnoecologist Justin Wexler to imagine what this nearly-vanished world was like five centuries ago. Special program fee: $5 per person.

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