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Peeper Hunt

May 3, 2014

Walking up to the farm on a balmy evening in early May, the night is relatively quiet. The only sound besides your feet on the earth is that of a few drops of water, leftover from rain earlier in the day, dripping from new leaves to the ground beneath them. But as you crest the hill, the farm house and cow pasture at the end of the lane ahead, you will start to hear them, the raucous singers of spring. ‘Peep…eep…PEEP!..Pee..Peep!’

Garbed with a good pair of boots, flashlights, and a sense of adventure, the Nature Place will be taking their annual pilgrimage to the citadel of springtime, the peeper pond next to Duryea Farm, on Saturday evening, May 3rd, beginning at 7:30 pm.

This event is for children with their parents, as the night is dark, the path is brambly, and ‘hunting’ for spring peepers is an endeavor that requires care, patience, and helpful, watchful eyes.

Meet in front of the lower school at Green Meadow, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, in Chestnut Ridge, NY to begin the adventure.


Join the group earlier on Saturday, May 3rd, from 1-4 pm for a camp open house. You can take a tour, look at pictures, check out what’s growing in the garden, and learn all about the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a camper at The Nature Place.

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