Trees Through Autumn : High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

November 5, 2022 (Saturday) 10:00-12:30am


High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary, Shelburne


Patti Steinman - Education Coordinator, Arcadia






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

As seasons change, from fall to spring, explore trees at our Connecticut River Valley and hill town sanctuaries. Sign up for one or all to learn to identify native trees by their leaves, buds, bark, and flowers. We'll also look at tree communities, how they are changing, and what we can do to improve forest health.

With a panoramic view of the Deerfield River Valley, High Ledges supports a variety of northern hardwood trees: sugar and striped maples, yellow birch, American beech, various oaks and hickories, hop hornbeam, and many others. We'll hike through the forests to the top of the Ledges, all the while learning how to identify trees once their leaves have fallen. We will also look at forest composition, how it might be affected by climate change, ane what we can do to help.

Instructions and Directions:

Meet at High Ledges in Shelburne.
At the junction of Rt 2 and Rt I-91 continue west on Rt 2 toward Shelburne for 6 miles. Take a right onto Little Mohawk Rd and bear left at the next junction onto Patten Rd. Continuing on Patten Rd, bear left at the next junction and then bear right. The sanctuary entrance is the second left at approximately 0.8 miles. A small parking area is located a few hundred yards down the sanctuary road on the left; an overflow parking area is also on the left, just as you turn onto the sanctuary road.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary
Patten Rd
Shelburne, MA 01370
Email [email protected] for more information.