Phenology Past and Present at Lindenwald with FEP

How is the local timing of plant life cycle events like flowering and leaves changing color—what we call phenology—changing over centuries? This is a question we have been exploring in many ways, including by working with Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Lindenwald) to create a public phenology trail at the site where visitors are invited to observe marked trees and shrubs and learn more about each one, and historical phenology from Kinderhook, through interpretive signs.

Join us on October 22nd at Lindenwald (1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook, NY) for one of three phenology trail tours that Anna will be leading. Meet near the welcome tent for tours, which are departing at:

  • 11:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:30pm

Rangers from the park will also have a phenology tent, and we anticipate setting up part of our historical weather station there to give visitors an opportunity to have an up-close experience of how people were recording weather observations during Martin Van Buren’s time in Kinderhook. No registration required!

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