News and Our Environment

Farm Highlight: Willow Pond Sheep Farm

July 15, 2021

The Beauty and Evolution of Seven Meadows: An Interview with Gregory and Janet Abels, and Brent and Carrie Wasser  By Kaitlyn Skees, SUNY New Paltz Student/ Intern   In 2011, […]

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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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June 2021 Species Spotlight: the Native Black Legged Tick and the Invasive Yellow Flag Iris

June 23, 2021

By Robin Kuehn   The Native Black Legged Tick   For many of us, just thinking about the word “ticks” has us itching with that creepy crawly feeling. And for […]

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No Mow May- Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathways

May 25, 2021

Reduce Your Lawn for the Pollinators Once you’ve headed down the pollinator pathway it’s time to think about reducing the lawn — the simplest no-nonsense approach is often to simply […]

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May 2021 Species Spotlight: The Native Snapping Turtle and the Invasive Water Chestnut

May 25, 2021

By Kaitlyn Skees, SUNY New Paltz Student/Intern   The Native Snapping Turtle The Snapping Turtle (chelydra serpentina) has been New York State’s official state reptile after it was nominated and […]

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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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Farm Highlight: Old Ford Farm

April 21, 2021

  By WVLT SUNY New Paltz Intern Marguerite Royo   The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) is proud to have a conservation easement on Old Ford Farm, located in Gardiner […]

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My Pandemic Path to the Pollinator Pathway

April 21, 2021

by Hope Corenzwit   Whatever else it was, the year 2020 was a year of discovery.  In that year of pandemic, I canceled my annual Spring Plant Sale to stay […]

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iNaturalist Competition on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

March 19, 2021

Have you been using iNaturalist to record and identify plant, animal, and fungus species? Well whether you’re an old pro or you’ve never even heard of this app and website, […]

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Site Analysis for Pollinator Plantings – Part II – Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathways

March 18, 2021

  By Angela Sisson, Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathway committee chair Ecoregion: EPA ecoregions have distinct ecologies which are based upon the underlying geology which in turn dictates the types of […]

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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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February 2021 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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