Hikes & Events


A Summer Barbecue by Field House Farm

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and join us to raise money to support the Rettich Preserve.

Don’t miss this special event! Seating is limited.

Make your reservation now.

Parking is provided on site.

Rettich Preserve
274 River Road | Madison


August 26, 10 a.m. – Noon

Mushroom Hike with Bill Yule

Rockland Preserve

Meet at trail head off Renee’s Way. Participants can bring mushrooms for identification. Also bring lunch if they want for casual discussion of what we find at noon.

We will meet at the trailhead at Renee’s Way. After a short talk about fungi we will hike the trail out to the old beaver pond and loop back to the start. Along the way we will find and identify mushrooms and other fungi, give them names, talk about their role in the forest ecology and talk about edibility and medicinal properties of mushrooms. People can bring mushrooms from anywhere to start with and be sure and bring water, bug spray and comfortable shoes.

Crickets at night

Crickets at night by Mike Digiorgio

September 2, 8:30 p.m.

Creatures of the Night with John Himmelman

Bauer Park



October 8, 7 p.m.

Autumn Moonlight Walk

at the Surf Club