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Nature’s Food Plot in a New York Woodlot

Kris Brown Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Nature’s Food Plot in a New York Woodlot

It’s a bumper crop year for red oak acorns in the Catskills.

Golden Eyes

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Golden Eyes

Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean we can’t tell spooky stories.

Ghost Flower

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Ghost Flower

In honor of Halloween, Stefni Krutz penned this poem about Monotropa uniflora, The Ghost Flower.

Backyard Monarchs

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Backyard Monarchs

This summer to fall, Stefni Krutz captured the transformation of monarch caterpillars into butterflies in her backyard.

Streamside Spiders Eat Stream Bugs

Kris Brown Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Streamside Spiders Eat Stream Bugs

What if you were an aquatic insect preparing to spread your wings for the first time and saw this?

WAC Forestry research update: Tracking sediment pathways from skid trails to stream channels

Kris Brown Wednesday, 09 October 2019

WAC Forestry research update: Tracking sediment pathways from skid trails to stream channels

We want to know where, why, and how often Best Management Practices fail.

Poop Quiz, Hot Shot

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Poop Quiz, Hot Shot

Everyone does it, though not everyone does it in the woods. But hey, poop happens.

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.

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