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The Old Stone Wall

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Old Stone Wall

The stone wall in front of the office is being demolished, one stone at a time. It isn’t father time taking back his children; it’s the hand of man removing what has become “untidy”, “unsightly”, and time-worn.

Three Tricky Maples: Red, Norway, Sugar

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Three Tricky Maples: Red, Norway, Sugar

MyWoodlot team member Tom Pavlesich has posted about his experience tapping the maple trees in his backyard and then using the sap to make maple syrup. If Tom’s posts have inspired you to tap some maples yourself, one of the first things you’ll need to know is how to identify different kinds of maple trees

First-time Tappers: Sap Jugs

Tom Pavlesich Wednesday, 02 January 2019

First-time Tappers: Sap Jugs

Looking for a cheap and effective way to collect maple sap in your backyard?

Isn’t It Best to Do Nothing?

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Isn’t It Best to Do Nothing?

Doing nothing and “letting nature take its course” may seem best for your woods, but in certain cases doing nothing can actually reduce your woods’ health and wildlife habitat.

It's The Water

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 19 December 2018

It's The Water

New York City pizza and bagels are widely considered the best in the U.S., but why? It’s the water.

The Chainsaw

Elizabeth Marks Wednesday, 12 December 2018

You didn’t think you were going to take a chainsaw safety class and not fell a 15” tree, did you?

Boring

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Boring

It is always interesting to figure out the age of giant trees on your property. Doing so accurately is not always easy.

Nature Journaling at West Branch Preserve

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Nature Journaling at West Branch Preserve

Since I had a good time nature journaling at Leon Levy Preserve, I decided to bring my notebook out with me again to the Nature Conservancy’s West Branch Preserve in Hamden, NY.

Nature Journaling at Leon Levy Preserve

Jessica Alba Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Nature Journaling at Leon Levy Preserve

I took out my journal and began to write. I started by describing my hike and my experiences, making sure to focus on my emotions and sensory observations.

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?

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