Become a citizen scientist and learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons. We will be offering this hike once a month to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Beacon Hill loop hike. This two-mile hike offers beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill Valleys as well as the Catskill Mountains. Our route follows along carriage roads as well as a footpath, which does include some hills and tricky footing. This program is recommended for participants over the age of eight, but everyone who can hike the distance is welcome to join us. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.