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That Like Bite a With Hide Why

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 27 May 2020

That Like Bite a With Hide Why

Some observations are best begun at the beginning, but this one will be more interesting if we begin at the end: with this green object in the middle of a mud puddle.

Because They Can Can Urticant

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Because They Can Can Urticant

Caterpillars can be so stunning that many people want to place one in their palm. If this sounds like you, it’s probably best that you read this first.

Winging-it Venison Stew

Heather Hilson Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Winging-it Venison Stew

Cooking can be cathartic. This week on MyWoodlot, Heather Hilson shares her Winging-it Venison Stew recipe, cooked low and slow. It’s hearty and comforting – perfect for those colder rainy spring days in the Catskills.

Turned Vernal Pools: Toad Eggs and Tadpoles

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 06 May 2020

Turned Vernal Pools: Toad Eggs and Tadpoles

Spotted salamanders weren’t the only amphibians laying eggs in the pools. Something had laid eggs in a single line that often spiraled. Some of these eggs were laid on top of the salamander masses.

Implacable Invertebrates

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Implacable Invertebrates

Vernal pools play host to many forms of wildlife. An important part of these are the invertebrates which have roles as both predator and prey.

Spotted Salamander Egg Masses

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Spotted Salamander Egg Masses

A vernal rut’s not a bad place to grow up if you’re a salamander.

Skidding Ruts Turned to Vernal Pools

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Skidding Ruts Turned to Vernal Pools

This high-grade harvest has a silver lining.

Red Leaves in Spring?

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Red Leaves in Spring?

Did you think red leaves were just a fall color? So did I, until I noticed some leaves are red in spring and summer.

Springtime is Croton Trees for Tribs Maintenance Time for the MyWoodlot Team

Kris Brown Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Springtime is Croton Trees for Tribs Maintenance Time for the MyWoodlot Team

Unlike making rotisserie chicken, streamside (riparian) tree plantings are not a “set it and forget it” activity.

Snow Frame Art

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Snow Frame Art

You never know what you might find on a walk out in the natural world.

Sediment Breakthroughs Associated with Logging in the New York City Watershed

Kris Brown Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Sediment Breakthroughs Associated with Logging in the New York City Watershed

WAC researchers help to improve understanding about the likely sources and pathways for stream sedimentation associated with logging in the NYC Watershed.

Tiny Jumping Snow Critters

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Tiny Jumping Snow Critters

Bugs on snow? What?

Checking the Trail Cameras for the First Time

Kris Brown Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Checking the Trail Cameras for the First Time

One week had passed since I installed trail cameras on public land in the Catskills. Was I the only animal that had stopped by?

Installing Trail Cameras for the First Time

Kris Brown Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Installing Trail Cameras for the First Time

This week on MyWoodlot.com, Kris Brown shares his first experience with setting up trail cameras on public land in the Catskills.

Winter Night Hike

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Winter Night Hike

Winter can be overlooked as a time for outdoor activities, but it has plenty to offer.

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