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Stewardship Story: Cutting vines on the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy's Armstrong Preserve

Hilson Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Stewardship Story: Cutting vines on the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy's Armstrong Preserve

The Pound Ridge Land Conservancy is saving their trees by cutting vines.

Where have all the squirrels gone?

Kris Brown Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Where have all the squirrels gone?

The lack of squirrels in the woods didn’t seem like a big deal to me at first, but after seeing one predator after another, I couldn’t help but link the two.

Mapping My Woodlot with my Smartphone

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Mapping My Woodlot with my Smartphone

Smartphone mapping apps are an easy way to become more familiar with your woodlot.

Bears

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Bears

Then we heard the sound of a large animal moving through the brush…

DIY Rose Water and Hydrosol

Jessica Alba Monday, 17 September 2018

DIY Rose Water and Hydrosol

It’s said that Cleopatra herself incorporated rose water potions into her own beauty routine. Unfortunately, we can’t all afford to live like a queen and regularly buying rose water to use as a facial toner or hair and body mist can get quite pricey. So to save a few bucks, I decided to try making rose water with petals from my garden.

Beaver Breath Smells So Sweet?

Tyler Van Fleet Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Beaver Breath Smells So Sweet?

“What’s that smell?” I thought, as a fresh minty scent swirled into my nostrils. Did this beaver use mouthwash?

Kids Already Enjoy Nature

Joshua VanBrakle Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Kids Already Enjoy Nature

We don’t have to trick kids into liking nature. They already do.

Stewardship Story: Saving Shrublands at Westchester Land Trust’s Frederick P. Rose Preserve

Brendan Murphy Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Stewardship Story: Saving Shrublands at Westchester Land Trust’s Frederick P. Rose Preserve

To save a disappearing shrubland and the birds that rely on it, the Westchester Land Trust installed a deer fence—and cut a few trees.

Yikes, poison ivy! Wait…imposter!

Stefni Krutz Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Yikes, poison ivy! Wait…imposter!

Box elder is commonly mistaken for poison ivy.

Art or Junk?

Karl VonBerg Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Art or Junk?

Looking at old junk in woodlands through the lens of history and aesthetics.

Stewardship Story: Saving wolf trees and evergreens by cutting vines on the Clark Preserve

Brendan Murphy Thursday, 12 July 2018

Stewardship Story: Saving wolf trees and evergreens by cutting vines on the Clark Preserve

A woodlot owner in Pound Ridge saves important wolf trees by cutting vines.

I have Japanese Stiltgrass: Part 1

Brendan Murphy Tuesday, 10 July 2018

I have Japanese Stiltgrass: Part 1

Japanese Stiltgrass invaded my meadow. Here’s what I did about it.

New State, New Chickadees

Joshua VanBrakle Tuesday, 03 July 2018

New State, New Chickadees

A move from upstate New York to southern Pennsylvania brings a surprise: a change from black-capped to Carolina chickadees.

New Nasty: Spotted Lanternfly

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 06 June 2018

New Nasty: Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly reached the eastern US in 2014, and it’s already spread rapidly and caused immense damage to trees and fruit farms. Learn about this devastating new invasive pest before it hits your land.

I Spy Chainsaw Hazards

Tom Pavlesich Monday, 04 June 2018

I Spy Chainsaw Hazards

Chainsaw is a common yet very dangerous tool. The best time to review chainsaw safety is now.

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