Bring Out Your Inner Naturalist with a Tour of the Daniel Smiley Research Center
Mohonk Preserve Research Collection and Citizen Science Coordinator Natalie will take you and three friends on a tour of the Preserve's Daniel Smiley Research Center where you'll discover the fascinating inhabitants of its animal collection, view research documents and learn about the current digitization project. Natalie will answer your questions about Dan Smiley's lifetime of research on the ridge and how vital his observations are to understanding the phenology of the Gunks. The tour is approximately 45 minutes.
Located in Dan's former home at the Mohonk Mountain House, the Preserve's Daniel Smiley Research Center is internationally recognized for its extensive collection of long-term research data, including 86 years of natural and cultural history observations, over 120 years of daily weather data, 60,000 physical items, 9,000 photographs, and a research library. The collections are also frequently cited in research on climate change, biodiversity, bird migration, and human impact on the environment.
After the tour you will be served a light lunch and may enjoy the Mountain House grounds at your leisure.
Item note: Tour to be scheduled in advance to take place September - December 2021. Wednesday - Saturday tours are preferred.
Photos by: Janet Lee Bachant, John Mizel, and Alexis Garretson