News and Our Environment

November Species Spotlight: Amur Honeysuckle and Witch Hazel

November 18, 2021

Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) Amur or Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) is a perennial shrub native to China, Japan, & Korea. Like many invasive plants, Amur Honeysuckle was introduced for ornamental […]

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October Species Spotlight: Isabella Tiger Moth (aka the Banded Wooly Bear Caterpillar) and the Spotted Lanternfly

October 14, 2021

Indigenous Species: Pyrrharctica isabella, the Isabella Tiger Moth, aka the Banded Wooly Bear Caterpillar This month we feature a species local to our area that many people hiking the Wallkill […]

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September Species Spotlight: Grapevine and Porcelain Berry

September 15, 2021

As summer transitions into fall, the grapevines begin to ripen in the Hudson Valley. New York has a few different native species of grape (Vitis spp.), with river grape (Vitis […]

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Spotted Lanternfly

September 1, 2021

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that feeds on and damages indigenous trees as well as many crucial agricultural crops including maple, black walnut, grapes and hops. In addition […]

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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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Mines and Cold Air

August 17, 2021

by Cara Gentry During the oppressive heat of the summer, one of the refreshing things one can do is take a walk, run, or bike ride through Rosendale where the […]

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EMPIRE STATE TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS IN NEW PALTZ

July 28, 2021

7/22/2021 GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EMPIRE STATE TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS IN NEW PALTZ Project Will Improve 3.5 Additional Miles of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New […]

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WVLT Seeks Volunteers to Map Invasive Species

July 26, 2021

The effort is part of an Open Space Institute (OSI)-funded project to collect data at the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary and Joppenbergh Mountain. Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) intern Marguerite Royo, a […]

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July Species Spotlight: Gypsy Moths and Parasitoid Wasps

July 21, 2021

By Robin Kuehn Invasive species: Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) Lymantria dispar moths (whose new common name is currently under discussion), formerly known as Gypsy Moths, are a hot topic in […]

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Support WVLT and explore aligning your finances with your values

July 16, 2021

Just meet or zoom with WVLT board member Perry Goldschein for 20 minutes. For each 20-minute meeting held by September 15, 2021, Perry will donate $40 to WVLT, up to […]

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