News and Our Environment

Species Spotlight: Bradford Pear and Flowering Dogwood

April 26, 2022

by Kim Stever Bradford Pear; Pyrus calleryana The Bradford Pear (or Callery Pear) tree was heavily favored as an ornamental planting starting in the 1960’s but the path which brought […]

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Pollinator Webinars

April 26, 2022

A webinar from the Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve: April 28 @ 7:00-8:00pm ET ($15) Diversify Your Lawn: Transforming your Lawn into a Rich Tapestry of Native Plants with Anna Fialkoff  […]

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Foragers & Herbalists: Orzotto with Fresh Greens

April 25, 2022

by Merrie Witkin Orzotto verde con Piselli (Barley cooked risotto-style with fresh greens and peas)  I had hoped that this column would be all about ramps, the wild leek that […]

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The Pollinator Bookshelf: Attracting Native Pollinators

April 25, 2022

The Pollinator Bookshelf is a new feature in Field Notes. Each month we’ll introduce different book and author.  Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies […]

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The Pollinator Gardener: Spring Clean

April 25, 2022

  The Pollinator Gardener is a recurring feature in Field Notes.  The following is a partial reprint from the cornerpollinatorgarden.net Pollinator Garden Spring Clean-up  Okay, now that spring has arrived, you […]

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Foragers & Herbalists # 4: The Springtime of Wild Chives

March 22, 2022

by Merrie Witkin As the snows of winter recede, most of us look forward to our favorite springtime rituals— walking in the woods and fields and seeking out early spring flowers, […]

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Species Spotlight: Spongy Moth and Wood Frog

March 21, 2022

Spongy Moth; Lymantria dispar dispar by Cara Gentry During the summer of 2021, our Coordinator of Land Stewardship, Cara Gentry, went mountain biking in the Adirondacks and observed areas that […]

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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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Legislature Appropriates $2.1 Million American Rescue Plan Act Funds to Improve Ulster County’s Trail Infrastructure

March 17, 2022

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) is grateful for the passage of a $2.1 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act funds to be used in improving trail infrastructure in […]

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Species Spotlight: Purple Loosestrife and Skunk Cabbage

February 18, 2022

by Kimberly Stever Purple Loosestrife; Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife is an invader of wetlands throughout nearly all of North America. Native to Europe, North Africa and Asia, it was likely introduced […]

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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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