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SOLD OUT–Tracking Insects with Charley Eiseman at Kinderhook Creek Preserve

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Duration: 3 Hours


This Program is Sold Out

Discover the Hidden Wildlife of the Woods -- Tracking Insects with Charley Eiseman at Kinderhook Creek Preserve

Want to see a new side of nature? Charley Eiseman will open your eyes to a new world of wildlife in our woods. Join Charley for an exploration in search of galls, leaf mines, egg cases, cocoons, webs, nests, burrows, and other traces of six-legged, eight-legged, and no-legged wildlife. He will show you who lives inside a leaf, under a twig, in the soil. Be prepared to move slowly and study very small things -- the less ground we cover, the more we will see! We will take a “wandering” approach in which we will explore whatever Kinderhook Creek Preserve has to offer that day. Charley is the author of Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates. Check out his blog “BugTracks” for fantastic photos. Charley’s programs are fascinating and will expand your appreciation of the diversity of life around us.

Registration fee is $30

Register in advance by clicking HERE.

Meet at the parking lot of the Kinderhook Creek Preserve in East Nassau.

Questions? Contact trip leader Nick Conrad at


Charley Eiseman’s passion is “to continually deepen my connection with my natural surroundings and help others to do the same.” Charley is a freelance naturalist based in western Massachusetts. He has been conducting plant and wildlife surveys and natural resource inventories throughout New England for the past twenty years, as well as teaching courses and workshops on interpreting animal tracks and sign (both vertebrate and invertebrate). He holds an MS in Botany (Field Naturalist) from the University of Vermont and a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management from the University of Massachusetts. Charley is the author of Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates (Stackpole Books, 2010), Leafminers of North America (self-published e-book, 2019), and an insect-themed blog called “BugTracks.” He has also published about 40 scientific papers on insect natural history, including the description of over 60 new species.  

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