Bonfires & Marshmallows Promote Conservation, Community
The lack of snow cover kept the skis and snowshoes off the trails but Battenkill Conservancy’s annual Full Moon Walk benefitted from a good supply of warm cider, toasted marshmallows and enthusiastic members who came out for conversation and community building around the bonfire. Approximately 40 people came out to walk the votive-lit trails through the woods on BkC Board member, Jan Wolski and her husband, Tom’s 90 acres of wooded trails just outside Cambridge, N.Y. Cloud cover early in the evening prevented a stargazing program from taking place, although the moon did not disappoint later in the evening. Donna Young and Ron Biles, managers at the Greenwich Hannaford, generously supplied the cider and snacks for the evening. Mark your calendars for BkC’s next ‘Explore Your Battenkill’ event on Saturday, March 12, with the popular Eagle Watch, which will focus on area nests with long-time guide, Ron Renoni. An informal duck identification program will be included as well. More information to be posted at battenkillconservancy.org.