Richmond Town, Old Mill Road @ At St. Andrews Church
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a walk back through Staten Island’s past as participants visit the ruins of three, pre-Revolutionary War mills, Bedell’s, Ketchum’s and Crocheron’s mills.  Explore the watercourses which fed each mill.  Discover the wildlife, the rich diversity of spaces which now call the mill creeks home.

Participants will meet i the parking lot on Old Mill Road beside St. Andrew’s Church.

For more information contact Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666

Mount Loretto Unique Area
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Walk along the trails through the meadows, the wetlands and shoreline and into the Butler Woods.  Explore the diversity of habitats in this south shore parkland system which Protectors helped to preserve in the mid-1990’s.  Now home to eagles and deer, orchids and a rich variety of butterflies no one could have anticipated just how special the Mount Loretto property would have become once preserved.  Participants will investigate the area for birds and butterflies, horseshoe crabs and even fossils buried among the layers of detritus at the beach.

For more information and exact meeting location contact Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666