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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May Species Spotlight- Poison Ivy and Oriental Bittersweet

May 22, 2020

As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine native and invasive species found in our region, here we present Poison Ivy and Oriental Bittersweet Native Species Poison Ivy: Related […]

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Jackie LaPlate, WVLT’s Spring 2020 Intern

May 22, 2020

Meet Jackie LaPlante, Our 2020 SUNY Geography Intern   The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) has been partnering with the SUNY New Paltz Geography Department for several years to provide […]

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Junior Invasive Species Specialist Ben

May 15, 2020

After accidentally stepping on “a grey pokey thing that grows in the water” at Kingston Beach, everything changed for six-year-old Ben in regard to his passion for learning and fighting invasive species. […]

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Recipes to try at home! Japanese Knotweed Quiche

April 9, 2020

Stewardship Savories- Cara’s Japanese Knotweed Quiche- My favorite recipe in the “Enchanted Broccoli Forest Cookbook” (part of the Moosewood Cookbook Series by Mollie Katzen) is A Quiche Formula. Rather than giving […]

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Introduction to Eastern Box Turtle and Recipe Ideas for a Japanese Knotweed Quiche!

April 6, 2020

You can read more about Japanese Knotweed, how to identify and remove on the New York Invasive Species Information Clearinghouse webpage

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What is “on the menu” in March?

March 12, 2020

MARCH SPECIES SPOTLIGHT:  As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine native and invasive species found in our region, here we present the American Eels and Garlic Mustard […]

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