April Species Spotlight: Red-eared Sliders and Red Efts

April 21, 2021

Contributed by Master of Science student and herpetology enthusiast Jamie Van Der Zee Spring is in the air, and an abundance of water and color returns to the Hudson valley. […]

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March Species Spotlight: Spotted Salamanders and Lesser Celandine

March 18, 2021

by Cara Gentry, WVLT Coordinator of Land Stewardship   Spotted Salamander   Warm rainy spring nights bring the amphibians marching out of the forests in search of woodland pools. The […]

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Species Spotlight-The Native Beaver and the Invasive Phragmites

February 18, 2021

By Kaitlyn Skees, SUNY New Paltz Student/ Intern   The Native Beaver We had a great opportunity to write about beavers (castor canadensis) this month, especially because they have been […]

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January Species Spotlight: Maples

January 20, 2021

A Tale of Two Maples: Acer saccharum versus Acer platanoides By Robin Kuehn   Native: Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum What resident of the northeast United States doesn’t have a soft spot for our […]

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December 2020 Species Spotlight: Native versus Invasive Holly

December 15, 2020

By Cara Gentry, Coordinator of Land Stewardship Many think of holly is one of the quintessential winter holiday plant species. The evergreen leaves and red berries that bring color to […]

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October Species Spotlight- The Emerging Invasive Spotted Lanternfly and the Native Black Walnut Tree

October 14, 2020

By Kaitlyn Skees, Sophomore in the SUNY New Paltz English Department This fall is a good time to enjoy the outdoors; however, this season is an important time to be […]

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September Species Spotlight- Multiflora Rose and Native Pawpaw

September 15, 2020

By Cara Gentry, WVLT Coordinator for Land Stewardship Growing up in the northern Adirondacks, I had not encountered either of the species I am writing about for this article. Our […]

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August Species Spotlight- Virginia Opossum and Japanese Barberry

August 24, 2020

This month’s species spotlight looks at a native animal species and an invasive plant species — which both interact with ticks: The native Virginia Opossum and the invasive Japanese Barberry. […]

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July Species Spotlight- Tree of Heaven verses Staghorn Sumac

July 23, 2020

As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine invasive and native species found in our region, here we present the Tree of Heaven verses the Staghorn Sumac. NATIVE: Staghorn […]

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June Species Spotlight- Emerald Ash Borer versus the Tiger Beetle

June 26, 2020

As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine invasive and native species found in our region, here we present the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer versus the Native Tiger […]

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