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What are those Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies Doing?

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 11 September 2019

What are those Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies Doing?

Puddling… it’s a thing that butterflies do.

The Rotten Truth

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 04 September 2019

The Rotten Truth

Do certain things catch your eye as you wander through the woods? I get drawn to things like: different colors, different shapes, things that seem out of place, odd looking things.

What I Saw in the Wood

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 28 August 2019

What I Saw in the Wood

Have you ever walked through the forest and stopped to backtrack because you saw a tree that looked like wings? Or a knot that looked like a gargoyle playing basketball? A canker that looked like an iris or a stump that looked like a goat eye? Nature has many amazing shapes and our human minds just yearn to make sense of them. Glance through the following photographs and see for yourself. Do you see the same thing I do or something else entirely? Let us know on Facebook or post your own examples on the MyWoodlot.com forum.

Raising a Monarch(y) Part Three

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Raising a Monarch(y) Part Three

From late-August and several weeks into fall I saw monarchs flutter by, enjoying the late summer sun and blooms. Every time I saw one pass, I stopped and wondered if it was one of the caterpillars I spent so many hours looking after.

Raising a Monarch(y) Part Two

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Raising a Monarch(y) Part Two

About 24 hours after I collected my monarch eggs I had three teeny tiny wiggles to feed and look out for.

Raising a Monarch(y)

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Raising a Monarch(y)

Summer in the northeast is transformative. The earth seems to come alive again; trees are green, flowers are blooming, and monarchs have arrived.

Bald Cardinals

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Bald Cardinals

You may have seen scruffy or even bald cardinals at your bird feeder. What causes that, and is it anything to worry about?

Japanese Knotweed: The Tasseled Menace

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Japanese Knotweed: The Tasseled Menace

It lurks along waterways, shading out native plants and starving the animals that eat them. Colonies haunt the roadsides. What is it? It’s the Tasseled Menace.

Dead and Dying Trees: Why I’m leaving some but not others

Brendan Murphy Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Dead and Dying Trees: Why I’m leaving some but not others

Guest-author Brendan Murphy is torn between two loves: bonfires and pileated woodpeckers.

The Anti-Rent War

Andy Krutz Wednesday, 03 July 2019

The Anti-Rent War

The Anti-Rent War was centered in the Catskills and pitted farmers against the landowning elite, known as the UpRenters. The Anti-Renters believed they had been misled into entering leases that were unjust. The UpRenters believed a contract was a contract.

To Touch or Not to Touch

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 26 June 2019

To Touch or Not to Touch

My toddler continues to teach me lessons about nature. On a recent backyard playdate, she taught me not once, but twice.

Trees in Action

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Trees in Action

Water is strong, but tree canopies help to soften the raining blows.

More Trees for the Trib at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Kris Brown Wednesday, 12 June 2019

More Trees for the Trib at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Students from Ossining High School planted trees to protect water quality at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights, NY.

Spotted Lanternfly: A New, Unwelcome Invader

Jennifer J. Lerner Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Spotted Lanternfly: A New, Unwelcome Invader

Guest-author Jennifer J. Lerner gives you the tools to be a Spotted Lanternfly vigilante.

Waterfalls and a Mystery

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Waterfalls and a Mystery

Humans and water go together like peas and carrots, salamanders and vernal pools, summer and ice cream.

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