Welcome to Woodchuck Lodge
“These hills fathered and mothered me. I am blood of their blood and bone of their bone, and why should I not go back to them in my last years?”
John Burroughs, Literary Naturalist, 1910
The fifth in a series of six programs to be held the first Saturday of each month from the porch at the Lodge will be held September 6. The free program, "What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?," starts at 1 p.m. Sponsored by our friends at Crystal Brook farm, New Kingston, the program features an exhibit and a talk by Lodge trustee Diane Galusha about the once abundant bird that was declared extinct 100 years ago. Rich Miskovsky of Northern Catskill Pigeon Club will also be on hand with a few of his feathered friends to talk about the sport of pigeon racing.
Come early, or stick around after the presentation and take a tour of the Lodge. Or visit Burroughs Memorial Field for some quiet reflection in the blue hills of Burroughs' boyhood.
Here's a sample of what 65 folks enjoyed on a stellar June afternoon in the Catskills-Click on the full screen icon!
This is "The Walk," written by John Jacobson (fiddler on the tune), inspired by John Burroughs' advice that the walk you take today, should be the walk you took yesterday, and the one you take tomorrow, as nature is ever changing, and there is always somethig new to see. . .
Thanks to Brett Barry for the audio, and to Fred Margulies for syncing the amateur video with the professionally recorded sound.