Pennoyer Woods

To enter this mature upland wood, one traverses a grassy lane along the edge of an open field bordered by a multiflora rose hedge alive with small mammals and birds that find food and shelter there. Pleasant hiking trails meander through the oak and hickory woods and past a hemlock grove with a bank of evergreen Christmas ferns. In spring their fiddleheads look like silver tassels as they emerge. A fox den under a large tree root is easily seen from the trail. Pennoyer Woods is open by appointment: email Tom Hornosky, the Warden at [email protected]. The Preserve is reached by Underhill Road, Locust Valley.

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