Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Sunday, March 20, 2022  8:00am – 12:00pm

Signs of Spring Nature Walk

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society on a guided nature walk in a variety of ecologically rich habitats in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, March 20, 2022.  Depending on available time, conditions, and participant interest, we will visit The Great Vly Wildlife Management Area, Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, and/or the Saugerties Lighthouse peninsular on the Hudson River.

Pre-registration required and group size will be limited.  Meeting location determined at time of registration.  Participants should expect to use their own vehicle to drive to each location and have the option to stay for the duration or leave whenever necessary.

Bring binoculars, field guides, and spotting scopes if you have them, and be prepared for wet, muddy trails, and early spring weather conditions.  Light rain often makes for excellent birding and nature observation, but heavy rain cancels the walk.  Children are welcome and encouraged, but please do not bring pets.

Contact the field trip leader, Steve Chorvas ( for additional information or to register.  This joint ECC/JBNHS Environmental Education walk is free, but may be limited to a maximum of ten individuals.  For additional information about upcoming ECC Nature Walks and Paddles, please visit