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Huyck Summer Happenings

Written By Editor on 5/30/23 | 5/30/23


With the arrival of spring and approach of summer, the research field season has kicked into gear. Last week, Huyck Research Grant recipient Morgan Vis, Ph.D. and the students working in her lab at Ohio University were here inventorying the Preserve's freshwater algae and especially red algae. Learn more about Dr. Vis' work in an upcoming edition of our biannual newsletter Myosotis Messenger, and come to our Thursday Night Lecture series to hear from upcoming visiting researchers beginning July 13.
Read + Hike Book Club Meeting on June 3, 3-4:30 PM. Starting from the Eldridge Research Center,

284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville.

Join them for the second monthly meeting of our new book club. They will take a leisurely hike with stopping points for book discussion. The book selection for June's meeting is Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America by Leila Philip.

Next Meeting: July 9. Book Selection: Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration by Sara Dykman.

National Trail Day and

Potluck Lunch, June 3, 10 AM -noon. Meet at Eldridge Research Center.

Help them complete their paint blazing trail project. They will add blazes to the Partridge Path trails and then celebrate with a potluck lunch.

Full Moon Hike for Members, June 4, 8:30 - 9:30 PM. Meet at Eldridge Research Center.

Annual Membership Meeting, June 17, 1 - 3 PM

at Eldridge Research Center.

Current members, come hear what has been accomplished thanks to your support, learn more about the Huyck Preserve’s upcoming goals, and cast your vote in the board election.

Featured Speaker:

Walter Carson, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, University of Pittsburgh,

Biodiversity collapse and the future of the

Eastern Deciduous Forest Biome

Lake Myosotis Beach Opening on June 24

at the Lake Myosotis Swimming Area.

Join them for a pizza party from 5-7 PM on the shore of Lake Myosotis to celebrate the start of the 2023 swimming season. The Be Golden Farms pizza truck will have fresh pizza available for purchase.

Memberships and beach passes may be purchased at the event.

Event Save-the-Dates:

Science Symposium - Forests and Climate Change - July 8

Thursday Night Lectures Begin - July 13

Benefit Gala - August 5

Visit the for more details on upcoming events and Preserve happenings.

There's nothing like summer at Lake Myosotis. Beach passes can be purchased now until the end of the swimming season and are available to current Huyck Preserve members.

Join or renew today and sign up for a beach pass at

Boat rack spaces are now full. If you missed out on a rental space, feel welcome to bring your non-motorized boat for the day.

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