The Pollinator Bookshelf: Noah’s Garden

March 18, 2022

The Pollinator Bookshelf is a new feature in Field Notes. Each month we’ll introduce different book and author. This month’s author is Sarah Stein. Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of […]

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The Pollinator Gardener: Where to Buy Natives

March 18, 2022

  The Pollinator Gardener is a recurring feature in Field Notes.  By Angela Sisson Over the years I’ve purchased native plants and seeds from a wide variety of sources including […]

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The Pollinator Gardener: Coping with Deer in Winter

February 18, 2022

The Pollinator Gardener is a new feature in Field Notes.  By Angela Sisson Trees and shrubs are valuable plants in our ecological landscape and especially important to pollinators. Hardwood trees […]

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The Pollinator Bookshelf: Nature’s Best Hope

February 18, 2022

The Pollinator Bookshelf is a new feature in Field Notes. Each month we’ll introduce different book and author. This month’s author is Doug Tallamy.   Doug Tallamy is a founder […]

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Foragers and Herbalists: Why Herbs Part II

February 18, 2022

By Merrie Witkin  When we last convened during the snows of January, I was waxing volubly about the benefits of cultivating herbs. This month, part II of that discussion focuses  on […]

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Foragers and Herbalists: Why Herbs Part I

January 19, 2022

Foragers & Herbalists: Why Herbs Part I By Merrie Witkin  At this time of year—in the dead of winter—my physical and virtual mailboxes are  overflowing with plant and garden catalogues […]

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DEC Spring Seedling Sale

January 19, 2022

Inexpensive Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators Insect pollinators need to eat more than just flower nectar and pollen. Caterpillars (butterfly and moth larvae) eat the leaves of plants, referred to […]

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Pollinator Garden at the Gardiner Library

December 15, 2021

The Gardiner Library pollinator garden will be a stepping stone for pollinators using the rail trail as their pathway, and part of a larger effort to encourage more pollinator plantings […]

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When Pollinator Gardens Naturalize

August 17, 2021

By Angela Sisson One measure of a successful, sustainable pollinator garden is when the plants start to spread outside the original area—when the plants naturalize to another nearby location. As […]

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Winter Sowing Produces Summer Plants for Pollinators- WV Pollinator Pathways

July 15, 2021

Submitted by the Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathway sub-committee chair Angela Sisson   If you’re planting a pollinator garden, you already know that buying container plants can get expensive. A good […]

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