Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce - Event Information
Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce - Event Information


Event Name:Saturday at 1pm - Woodchuck Lodge - Alien Invaders in Burroughs Backyard
Event Type(s):Roxbury
Description:The final Wild Saturday at Woodchuck Lodge, on Saturday October 7th at 1pm, is "Alien Invaders in Burroughs Backyard". John Thompson, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator, updates us on how Catskill forests have changed since John Burroughs tramped through these woods. Forests are now threatened by the introduction of species that would be unfamiliar to Burroughs. There will be discussion of invasive species and what we can do to help protect the Catskill Mountains for the future. This is a chance for all to learn to identify the top pests that are killing our trees. Not everybody knows not to move firewood, for example, which is very important.
Woodchuck Lodge’s Wild Saturdays have been hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. Our last Wild Saturday (Face to Face with Raptors) on September 2nd received a record 45 visitors.
Woodchuck Lodge will also be open to the public from 11am to 3pm with docents to guide visitors on October 7th and October 8th. Children are welcome.
Woodchuck Lodge is located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. For more information visit http://jbwoodchucklodge.org/blog/
About John Burroughs
John Burroughs, a celebrated writer and naturalist, whose 27 books of nature and philosophical essays influenced millions of readers, was born April 3, 1837.
Woodchuck Lodge is a registered National Historic Landmark. From 1910 to 1921, it was the summer home of John Burroughs. The Lodge was built in the early 1860s by Burroughs’ older brother Curtis on Burroughs homestead land where the naturalist was born and raised.
John Burroughs died March 29, 1921 on a train headed east after a winter in California. His last words: “How far are we from home?”
The New York Times devoted most of its front page to his obituary. The funeral was attended by a crowd of farm neighbors and celebrities. And then, on his 84th birthday, he was buried in what is now John Burroughs Memorial Field, a state historic site just up the road from Woodchuck Lodge and within a mile of the farmstead where he was raised.
Event Date:10-07-17
Event Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern
Location:Wood Chuck Lodge
1633 Burroughs Memorial Road
Roxbury, NY 12474

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Details:Woodchuck Lodge will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 3pm with docents to share stories and details about Woodchuck Lodge and John Burroughs.

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