The final 2020 deployment of rail cars to the state’s artificial reef network was completed successfully, bringing the total number of rail cars added to reefs off New York to 75. [Read more…] about Final 2020 Deployment of Rail Cars to New York’s Artificial Reefs
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is set to host a virtual presentation to share details about a recently completed habitat management plan for the Erwin Wildlife Management Area (WMA), on Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 6:30 pm. [Read more…] about DEC to Discuss Managing Wildlife at Erwin Wildlife Management Area
I consider the lack of biting insects and other invertebrates, to be a wondrous gift of the winter season.
I can wander unmolested through wood and field absent the attentions of mosquitoes, deer flies, and ticks. And aside from a short list of “usual suspects,” insects are a rarity to be encountered in the winter woods. [Read more…] about How Insects Spend A New York Winter
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that New York schools and youth organizations can apply to receive 30-50 free tree or shrub seedlings through the School Seedling Program from the Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery. [Read more…] about School Seedlings, A Free Program for Educators
Care and maintenance of trees ensures their health life and minimizes liability. Trees can be damaged by high winds, snow, ice, and other severe weather events. Some damage requires immediate attention, while other damage may be dealt with later. [Read more…] about The Time to Prune Trees is Now
The Foxy Brown X-Country Ski Trail is a 5.6-mile trail located within the Jessup River Wild Forest, in Piseco (in the town of Arietta, Hamilton County).
After traveling along the Piseco Airport runway, the trail routes users primarily through over a newly built bridge across a muddy bog and northern hardwood forest. To complete a loop, users will follow the trail just north of the runway and should be sure to check for oncoming aircraft before traveling back to the trailhead and parking area. [Read more…] about Featured Trail: Foxy Brown XC Trail In Jessup River Wild Forest
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of a draft Sunfish and Crappie Management Plan for public review and comment.
The draft plan proposes more conservative statewide fishing regulations and establishes the “Big Panfish Initiative” that aims to manage for larger-sized crappie and sunfish in certain waters. [Read more…] about DEC Offers Sunfish and Crappie Plan For Comment
There are only a few dozen species of birds capable of surviving the rigors of an Adirondack winter, and of these, the wild turkey is one that is more closely associated with the warmer and less snowy regions of New York than those to the north. [Read more…] about The Wild Turkey in Winter
The Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative (LTBCI) has announced they are offering around $300,000 in grants for land trusts in 2021. [Read more…] about Land Trust Grants To Protect Bird Habitats Offered
As a card-carrying, registered tree hugger, I have long touted the benefits of trees such as carbon storage, energy savings and improved mental health. And beyond the familiar tree-related blessings such as maple syrup, lumber and firewood, I’ve written about some obscure things like birch-based candy that fights tooth decay, and health-promoting chaga tea derived from a birch fungus. Then there’s basswood bark for fiber, elm bark for baskets, and pine bark for lunch.
That stuff is all pretty straightforward. More highly processed wood products, though, are a mystery to me. [Read more…] about Super Wood: Coming To Space Near You