Distant Hill Events for 2023

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”  Socrates

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Spring Plant Walks at Distant Hill

Sunday, April 30, May 14, May 28, and June 11, 10 am to 12 pm

Four Guided Spring Plant Walks at Distant Hill 

A single lavender Blunt-lobed Hepatica flower, an early spring native wildflower, growing in the woods at Distant Hill.
Blunt-lobed Hepatica, an early spring native wildflower growing in the woods at Distant Hill.

Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail is a biologically diverse 155-acre property with an exceptional number of natural habitats, all supporting a wide assortment of native plants. Join Michael Nerrie, Distant Hill’s CEO (Chief Environmental Observer), to take a closer look at the property's native spring flora. We'll explore the gardens, the calcium-rich forests and fields, and the wetlands of Distant HIll for plants of interest.


CLICK HERE for a photo album of some of the plants we may find on the walks.

Late Spring Birding with Wendy Ward

Saturday, June 17, 2023, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

You are invited to do some Late Spring Birding at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail on Saturday, June 17th from 8-10am. Expert birder Wendy Ward will lead this birding event through the forests, fields, and wetlands of Distant Hill. We will be looking for interesting species, as well as learning to identify birds by their songs and calls. 


And it is late enough in the spring to be on the lookout for nests and nesting behavior of the birds that call Distant Hill home.  


Space is Limited

Registration is Required

Wildlife Habitat Stewardship at Distant Hill

Friday, July 28, 2023, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm



Regardless of the size of your property, what you do on your land can have a profound effect on the wildlife that use it. You can play an important role in benefiting wildlife by enhancing wildlife habitat on your property with proper management. Creating and maintaining healthy wildlife habitats can be fun and rewarding!


The three hour workshop will begin with a short presentation by Jesse Mohr of Native Geographic discussing the process of developing the NRCS-funded Wildlife Habitat Stewardship Plan and acoustic bat surveys for the 155-acre Distant Hill property. Jesse's talk will be followed by Jeff Littleton and Steven Lamonde of Moosewood Ecological discussing their work creating an Ecological Inventory of the Distant Hill property.


After the presentations, we will head out onto the land to discuss the implementation of the recommendations from both reports to help guide Distant Hill in the long-term stewardship and care of the property’s wildlife habitats and other related natural resources.


Space is limited

Registration is Required