The public is invited to join Audubon naturalist Ian Kingsley on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a morning exploration of the wonders of Sunken Mine Road, a section of Fahnestock Park rarely seen by most park visitors. Kingsley’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the natural world will make this walk interesting for all ages, exploring a whole variety of birds, wildlife, plants, mushrooms, and just about anything seen or heard on this 1- to 2-mile walk. A beaver pond, a lake, and a cascading stream all are part of the itinerary.

Those planning on joining this free field trip should meet at 9:00 a.m. at the dirt parking lot, just off Dennytown Road, by the entrance to Sunken Mine Road, about a mile or so south from Route 301. This event, sponsored by the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society, is open to all ages, and participants should bring binoculars, if they have them. Please RSVP to [email protected] to confirm your attendance or for more information. Go to for more information about this local branch of the National Audubon Society.

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