Overview: The Oak Spring landscape is full of hidden history – in the trees, the rocks, the rock walls, and the arrangement of forest and field. On this one-day program we will explore the countryside of Oak Spring and Rokeby and learn to see the landscape through a lens of history, and of contemporary ecology and the ways each one leads to the other. We’ll start with tree identification and build up from there as we get up close with the landscape.

What to Expect: This program is for anyone wanting to read more deeply into the local landscape. No prior experience in ecology is required. However, please expect several hours of moderate walking across hilly fields and similar uneven terrain (about 4 miles in total). Participants should arrive with proper footwear, sufficient water, and dress appropriately for the weather, rain or shine. Binoculars and digital cameras encouraged.

Complimentary Items: A boxed lunch will be provided. When purchasing ticket(s) for lunch, you will select either:

1) A turkey sandwich


2) A gluten-free, vegan option

Exact menus will be determined closer to the date of the event. All lunches will include a small side such as a fruit salad, or chips. Please note that unfortunately, we can not accommodate specific dietary needs. If you have dietary restrictions and are unable to eat the provided lunch, please plan to pack a sack lunch.