Tree Bud ID Walk
Nature Meditation and the Art of Awareness
Wooden Spoon Carving
Wild Edible Plants and Fruit
All club meetings begin at the parking lot by the Waste Water Treatment Plant & New Paltz Community Gardens (off Huguenot St) in New Paltz unless otherwise noted.
The Wilderness Club is a place for adults and families to learn about tracking, wild edibles, bird language and more. Take a break from busy life, grab a fresh breath of nature, get inspired about connecting with the beautiful natural world that surrounds us.
See you in the woods!
“When we track, we pick up a string. At the far end of that string a being is moving, existing, still connected to the track that we gaze upon. The animal’s movement is still contained in that track, along with the smallest of external and internal details. As we follow these tracks, we begin to become the very animal we track. Our awareness expands from the animal we have become to the landscape it reacted to and is played by. We feel the influence of all things that surround us and our awareness expands from our consciousness to the mind of the animal and finally to the very cosmos. In tracking and awareness, then, there can never be a separation. One without the other is but half a story, and incomplete picture, thus an incomplete understanding. It is the track that connects us to that grand consciousness and expands us to limitless horizons.”
— The Science and Art of Tracking