Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodlawn Preserve, Botanist, Steve Young, will guide us on a walk through the Woodlawn Preserve to see what’s in bloom, and we’ll discuss the future restoration of 21 acres to a pine barren ecosystem.
***The walk is limited to 15 participants. Please RSVP to [email protected] to register.
We will meet at 9am at the entrance found at the end of Gifford Road in the Woodlawn Neighborhood of Schenectady.
If using GPS, search for the address 1 Gifford Road.
The Woodlawn Preserve is a portion of a larger area known as the Schenectady Pine Barrens Preserve. It is an undeveloped, rare natural community and wetlands with a unique ecosystem that is home to several rare species; it is part of the same ecosystem as the neighboring Albany Pine Bush Preserve. According to the New York State Open Space Conservation Plan, it includes several remnant features of the Pine Bush, including sand plain and dune formations, pitch pine – scrub oak barrens, and several important wetland areas forming a unique complex of pine barren and wetland habitats. It is currently listed on the State’s Priority Projects List.