Events & Programs

Free Ecology Walk along the North Pastures Trail


Join Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon and the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for an ecology walk along the North Pastures Trail and through the adjacent forest to explore the signs left to us by the Shakers, to ponder past uses of the land and plants, and to find out who is making their home in meadow and woods now.

The walk will be guided by Claudia and Conrad Vispo, ecologists with the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, whose goal is to foster informed, active compassion for the ecological and cultural landscape of Columbia County, NY through participatory research and outreach.

Claudia is a botanist who, after studying plants in Germany, Indonesia, and Venezuela, has spent more than a decade documenting and teaching about plants in and around Columbia County.

Conrad grew up in Columbia County and, before returning here and focusing on agroecology, he conducted research on a variety of organisms, including mammals, birds and fish in a variety of places, including the woods of northern Wisconsin and tropical Venezuela. His passion is understanding historical and modern patterns of animal and human ecology on the land. 

This event is whether dependent and is limited to 20 participants. 

Date and Time
  • September 29, 2018
  • 2:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Historic Mount Lebanon Shaker Village
  • 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125

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This is a joint program with the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program.