Lichens
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Lichens

With James Lendemer (New York Botanical Garden)

Cost: $10 / Free for Members

As more and more visitors inquire about the blue, green, gray and red lichens that encrust the Arboretum trees and boulders, we have reached out to lichen scientist and raconteur extraordinaire Dr. James Lendemer to lead an exploration of these fascinating and beautiful organisms.

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Native Tree Fall Foliage Walk
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Native Tree Fall Foliage Walk

With Marc Wolf

Cost: $10 / Free for Members

Learn how to identify the fiery-colored fall trees native to the Catskills region.  This easy walk with the Arboretum’s Director Marc Wolf will help the whole family better appreciate the array of foliage currently lighting up the landscape.

More on the Arboretum's native trees

Print out a Tree ID sheet for the Walk

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A Talk by Marta McDowell
Sep
3
5:00 PM17:00

A Talk by Marta McDowell

Cost: $10 / Free for Members

From George Washington's obsession with plants to Michelle Obama's focus on edibles, All the Presidents' Gardens tells how the story of the White House Garden reflects the story of our country. Far more than just an account of Lincoln's goats, Ike's putting green, and Kennedy's roses, the book delves into captivating events that have shaped our national consciousness. 
Join bestselling author Marta McDowell for a one hour discussion. Post-talk reception and book-signing for Arboretum Members, including bonus feature: Meet timber frame architect Jack Sobon, who will give a short presentation on the new timber frame Education Center.

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Mushrooms on the Mountain - SOLD OUT.  New registrants will be added to waiting list.
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Mushrooms on the Mountain - SOLD OUT. New registrants will be added to waiting list.

With John Michelotti

Cost: $10 / Free for Members (Pre-registration required)

Sold Out.  You may register and be put on waiting list.  Thank you.

Catskill Fungi owner John Michelotti will take us on a guided walk to discover and learn about the diverse array of fungi growing at the Arboretum.  This program is limited to 20 people.

 

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Story Time in the Shade
Aug
12
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time in the Shade

Cost: Free

With Maureen Garcia

Fun for all ages! Mountain Top Arboretum collaborates with Mountain Top Library for a special series of summer story times, to be held in the lovely shade of the Arboretum’s Fairy Garden and Outdoor Amphitheater. Join Library Director and local artist Maureen Garcia for a fun filled hour. We'll be reading aloud nature inspired books and will create a one-of-a-kind craft, themed to the stories read that day. Don't miss the fresh air and fun memories to be made!  (In case of inclement weather, program will be held at Mountain Top Library, Tannersville.)

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Story Time in the Shade
Aug
5
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time in the Shade

Cost: Free

With Maureen Garcia

Fun for all ages! Mountain Top Arboretum collaborates with Mountain Top Library for a special series of summer story times, to be held in the lovely shade of the Arboretum’s Fairy Garden and Outdoor Amphitheater. Join Library Director and local artist Maureen Garcia for a fun filled hour. We'll be reading aloud nature inspired books and will create a one-of-a-kind craft, themed to the stories read that day. Don't miss the fresh air and fun memories to be made!  (In case of inclement weather, program will be held at Mountain Top Library, Tannersville.)

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Free Concert Outdoors Featuring Sam Reider & The Human Hands with Phoebe Hunt
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Free Concert Outdoors Featuring Sam Reider & The Human Hands with Phoebe Hunt

Cost: Free

23Arts Initiative brings music to Mountain Top Arboretum.  The Human Hands is a collective of virtuosic acoustic musicians from Brooklyn, NY, who spontaneously combine bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and Americana. Bring a chair and a blanket and come enjoy live music with views of the Arboretum landscape.  

Concert will feature Sam Reider & The Human Hands

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Story Time in the Shade
Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time in the Shade

Cost: Free

With Maureen Garcia

Fun for all ages! Mountain Top Arboretum collaborates with Mountain Top Library for a special series of summer story times, to be held in the lovely shade of the Arboretum’s Fairy Garden and Outdoor Amphitheater. Join Library Director and local artist Maureen Garcia for a fun filled hour. We'll be reading aloud nature inspired books and will create a one-of-a-kind craft, themed to the stories read that day. Don't miss the fresh air and fun memories to be made!  (In case of inclement weather, program will be held at Mountain Top Library, Tannersville.)

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Beekeeping Basics: Taking the Sting Out of a Fun Hobby
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Beekeeping Basics: Taking the Sting Out of a Fun Hobby

With Adam Waldron

Cost: $10 / Free for Members

Many are fascinated by bees, but are hesitant to go farther than meeting a bee unexpectedly in the garden. The Arboretum’s beekeeper Adam Waldron will address some of the misunderstandings we have about bees, and will introduce participants to beekeeping by showing a hive, explaining how a bee colony is structured, discussing maintenance and, of course, collecting honey!
For more information, contact info@mtarboretum.org or 518-589-3903.

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Fairy Garden Day!
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Fairy Garden Day!

With Chip Gallagher and Susie Brown

Cost: $10 / Free for Members

Want to know Where the Wild Things Are?  Local sculptors Chip Gallagher and Susie Brown work with the kids to create a menagerie of fairy animals using tripod tree branches!

Did you know the tripod form repeats over and over in nature, including the pattern on monarch wings? People use it too, for making sturdy tables and benches. 

Learn about tripods as we make Fairy Animals from branches, other natural materials and supplied paint supplies. Children can take animals home or leave them to roam the Fairy Garden. Ages 3-12. Please arrange for your child(ren) to be accompanied by an adult.

Rain or Shine in the new timber frame barn!

For more information, contact info@mtarboretum.org or 518-589-3903.

 

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Story Time in the Shade
Jul
1
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time in the Shade

Cost: Free

With Maureen Garcia

Fun for all ages! Mountain Top Arboretum collaborates with Mountain Top Library for a special series of summer story times, to be held in the lovely shade of the Arboretum’s Fairy Garden and Outdoor Amphitheater. Join Library Director and local artist Maureen Garcia for a fun filled hour. We'll be reading aloud nature inspired books and will create a one-of-a-kind craft, themed to the stories read that day. Don't miss the fresh air and fun memories to be made!  (In case of inclement weather, program will be held at Mountain Top Library, Tannersville.)

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Woodland Wildflower Walk
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Woodland Wildflower Walk

With Marc Wolf

Cost: $10 / Free for Members

It’s the perfect time to explore the woodlands for wildflowers.  Before the trees leaf out, take a guided walk with the Arboretum’s Director Marc Wolf to explore the ephemeral beauty of Spring’s wildflowers.

For more information, contact info@mtarboretum.org or 518-589-3903.

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Bird Walk with Larry Federman
Jun
3
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Walk with Larry Federman

Cost: $10, Free for Members

Our bird walk guided by Audubon Education Coordinator Larry Federman has become an annual ritual for many of our visitors. The Arboretum’s habitats are great for birding and easily accessible. Bring boots, binoculars, eyes and ears.

For more information, contact info@mtarboretum.org or 518-589-3903.

 

 

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Annual Garden Fair & Plant Swap
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Garden Fair & Plant Swap

Cost: Free

Join us to kick off the season at our annual Garden Fair & Plant Swap. “Wildman” Steve Brill and his foraging expert 12-year old daughter Violet will lead their famous foraging tours through the Arboretum.  Bring a few plants to trade and listen to live music by Josh Roy Brown and Ed Maris.  

Carefully curated, horticulture themed vendors will include: The Hudson StandardShandaken BakeStephanie Barnes / BarnechePatria Gardens, Lorna's Naturals, Catherine Cooke / catROCKS Jewelry & Vintage, Brian Persico Furniture, Hannah Persico Textiles & Baskets, TH Glass and more...

Master gardeners, soil experts and Arboretum staff will be on hand to answer questions and trade advice.  Stroll the Arboretum and enjoy lunch from the grill.

For more information, contact info@mtarboretum.org or 518-589-3903,

 

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Rain Date is May 20!  Learn to plant native plants to replace invasive species.
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Rain Date is May 20! Learn to plant native plants to replace invasive species.

Due to the rain and cold weather last weekend, we're offering a second chance to come and learn about invasive plants, learn about the plants' growth habits, and get a first-hand trial at removal and management methods, including replanting with native species. Participants who are interested in volunteering should come ready to dig and plant!   To register for free native tree or shrub to take home, click below:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-invasive-species-removal-event-registration-34633059413

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Invasive Species Day
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Invasive Species Day

With Mark Whitmore (Cornell University) and Dan Snider (Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership)

Cost: Free

Weeds and invasives overwhelming you? Mountain Top Arboretum is hosting an Invasive Species Day to help!  Dan Snider of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership and Dr. Mark Whitmore of Cornell University will lecture and lead a walk to ID invasive plant species.  Bring lunch and a trowel! After lunch, we will put new knowledge to practice for a group weed pull focusing on specific removal methods. This program is part of the Schoharie Watershed Awareness month. 

For more information, contact info@mtarboretum.org or 518-589-3903.

Register: Online at www.gcswcd.com.

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