What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a spring walk at a local nature center? Westchester County parks are celebrating the special day with free events that highlight the natural beauty found right in our own backyard. It’s a great excuse to check out a park that you haven’t visited yet. Here’s everything that’s going on:
Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at Cranberry Lake Preserve, West Harrison, 10am–12pm
Cranberry Lake staff and Master Gardener Mary Harrington will lead a wildflower walk throughout the preserve.
Mother’s Day Nests, Eggs and Young at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 9:30–11am
Birds can be great moms too! Learn about bird nests and behavior followed by a short hike to nesting locations.
Mother’s Day Walk at Lenoir Preserve, Hastings-on-Hudson, 1–2:30pm
Take a walk around the Preserve in search of wildflowers, butterflies and birds.
Blooms for Mom at Marshlands Conservancy, Rye, 1–3pm
Explore and identify the wildflowers in bloom at the conservancy.
Wildflower and Plant Walk at Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye, 1–2:30pm
Take a walk to look for wildflowers and other plants that are enjoying the spring season at the sanctuary, in addition to checking out the Pollinator Garden.
Stroll in the Garden with Mom at Trailside Nature Museum, Cross River, 10–11am
Learn the histories and uses of the beautiful flowers of the Trailside Wildflower Garden, plus get some tips on how to grow them yourself. This a short walk over unpaved ground but is otherwise suitable for all ages.
Happy Mother’s Day! xoxo