This resource was created by Abigail Schmid, Von Scully, and Kate Reilly.
April is the perfect month to revisit your favorite locations on the Duke Farms property and to discover some new special spots as well. Whether your “amble” is more of a saunter, jog, ramble, hike, or bike ride, remember to make some green memories of your own.
With 18 miles of trails, there is something for everyone at Duke Farms.
"At some point in life, the world's beauty becomes enough.
You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.” - Toni Morrison
The sugar maple is a keystone species - meaning other organisms in the ecosystem are directly impacted by the sugar maple, relying on it for food, resources, and habitat. Species like the yellow-bellied sapsucker and the eastern grey squirrel seek out sap during the winter when food sources are scarce. Porcupines are known to eat sugar maple tree bark and birds, chipmunks, and mice feed on the fruits and seeds, while deer graze on leaves, buds, and even small twigs. How else does the sugar maple serve as a significant resource?