In Search of the Spotted Salamander

Sunday, April 26th | 1 p.m.

Description: Local herpetologist Alvin Breisch will lead this family-friendly hike on one of Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s most recently acquired easements, the Margaret Craven Snowden property, adjacent to the Heldeberg Workshop in the Town of New Scotland.  The spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) is a state-listed species of special concern known to the Helderberg region. Enjoy the spring wildflowers as we search for signs of this unusual creature.

Easy to moderate, approximately 2 hours.

When: Sunday April 26th at 1 p.m.
Where: Martin Road Extension in the Town of New Scotland

Directions to Hike: From the 4 corners in Delmar NY- Head W on Kenwood Ave. (Rte 140) to New Scotland Rd (NY-85 W) for 1.7 miles; Turn slightly L and continue on New Scotland Rd for 5.5 miles; At New Salem turn R on 85A E for .6 miles and turn L on Picard Rd (Co Hwy 306).  In approximately 1 mile turn left on Martin Road Extension; hike and parking on left.

RSVP: Please let us know if you plan to attend. Email us at or call 518-436-6346.

Please wear appropriate hiking boots or outdoor shoes and bring a raincoat in case of inclement weather. It’s a good idea to pack water, a snack, bugspray and sunscreen.

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