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Walks and Rambles in Dutchess and Putnam Counties: A Guide to Ecology and History in Eastern Hudson Valley Parks (Walks & Rambles Guides)

By Peggy Turco
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Book Details
  • Author: Peggy Turco
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 1990-07-01
Do you know how to coax a wood frog onto your hand, cure pain and swelling with plaintain leaves, attract birds with a splishing call, or use wild leek as a natural insect repellent? These are just a few of the things you could learn walking through New York's Dutchess and Putnam Counties with naturalist Peggy Turco. points out rock shelters used by Indians thousands of years ago, describes the family station lighthouses that once guided ships along the Hudson, and tells stories of colorful early industrialists who lived in the Millionaires' Row estates of Dutchess County. maps; mileages and approximate hiking times; clear trail directions; natural highlights; and regional history.