The fields, forests, ponds, and streams of Ulster County are bursting with a wide variety of trees, grasses, flowers, insects, birds, fish, and mammals of all sizes!
At Thorn Preserve, experts will go into the Preserve with teams composed of adult community members, and high school and college students to find what species live on this 60 acre Preserve. The findings will be recorded, photographed, listed and added to a map.
We also welcome discussions of species interactions, relationship of species to habitat, to soils to weather, etc. We hope to stimulate enthusiasm for biodiversity and to gather information useful in making stewardship decisions for this newly acquired piece of land.