All Bees are Pollinators, but Not All Pollinators are Bees

May 24, 2023

By Beth Rigby When the word pollinator comes to mind, bee immediately follows. It is a well-known fact that bees are the exceptional honey producers and pollinators; honeybees alone contribute […]

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Late Spring – Early Summer Wildflower Walk

May 24, 2023

By Cara Gentry In early 2020, as more and more people were finding comfort in spending time outdoors, I wrote a spring wildflower walk for Joppenbergh Mountain. Since then, many […]

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April Species Spotlight: Spotted Turtle and Scotch Broom

April 25, 2023

By Cara Gentry   Native Species: Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) Once a very common species, spotting a spotted turtle these days is a rare and special treat. They can be […]

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Understanding the Differences between Wild Bees and Domestic Bees

April 24, 2023

By Beth Rigby Have you ever heard of the term ‘domestic bee’? Maybe you have asked yourself one of the following questions: How are domestic bees different from wild bees? […]

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Pollinator Prose – 10 Debunked Myths

March 27, 2023

By Beth Rigby Spring is finally upon us! With the return of spring, we see a plethora of pollinators emerge to begin their important work. As you observe the bees […]

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March Species Spotlight: American Mink and Chinese Mystery Snail

March 25, 2023

Native Species: American Mink (Neogale vision) Earlier this month one of our dedicated chainsaw volunteers was out on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail clearing up some dead ash trees which […]

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