Hildene Eco Tour
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will host an Eco Tour of Hildene’s Wetland and Lower Meadow on Monday, September 22, departing from the Hildene Welcome Center. The fee is $15, or $10 for Hildene members.
Hildene’s horticulturalist, education director and Dene Farm manager are teaming up to lead an eco-tour of Hildene’s lower meadows and wetland. At the observation deck, Andrea Luchini will discuss meadow ecology and the issue of invasive plants. Diane Newton will then lead the group out into the wetland on Hildene’s 600’ floating boardwalk for a hands-on activity to gain an understanding of the ecosystem and its ecological importance. Brooke Decker will complete the tour with a visit to the adjacent bird sanctuary where she will talk not only about efforts to encourage bobolinks and other pollinators, but also about small-scale sustainable agricultural practices.
All parking must be at Hildene’s Welcome Center parking lot, where Hildene will provide transportation to and from the lower meadow. The bus will leave the parking lot promptly at 3 p.m. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and might want to bring water. The bus will return to the Welcome Center by 5 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required. Call 802-867-0111 for information.