Martin Van Buren National Historic Site will host “Phenology Past and Present at Lindenwald,” a program looking at how the changing climate is affecting the timing of trees and shrubs at Lindenwald, President Martin Van Buren‘s estate in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY, on Saturday, October 22nd.
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, in collaboration with the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, has been exploring this question through the launch of a “phenology trail” at Lindenwald. Phenology is the observation of the changing life cycle events of plants and animals.
Tours will explore the history of phenology in Kinderhook during Martin Van Buren’s time, observe fall changes, and learn how phenology monitoring provides important insights into the impact of climate change on local plants and animals.
Tours will be led by Anna Duhon from the Farmscape Ecology Program, and will begin at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.
The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is located at 1013 Old Post Road, in Kinderhook. For more information, call (518) 758-9689 or visit their website.
Photo of maple leaves provided.