The common milkweed, a wildflower (or weed, depending on your perspective), a species native to North America, has survived and until recently, thrived, because it is highly adaptive and opportunistic. Of all the milkweed’s marvels, though, its most intriguing—and celebrated—is its relationship with the magnificent monarch butterfly.Read More
National Bat Week Raises Awareness That Human Disturbances Are Harmful to Threatened BatsRead More
Halloween gets all the attention, but in New York State, it’s also the month for cider doughnuts.Read More
This morning, work began on a formal parking area at the Thorn Preserve! (woot woot!!)Read More
Thee flower children may now have grandkids of their own, the free-spirited ethos lives on in the indie-loving towns of this picturesque region in upstate New York.Read More
Pumpkins: good for pies, jack-o'-lanterns, seasonal decor, and metaphors for deeply-felt anxieties over rapid political and social change.
Wait, what was that last one, again?Read More
Most marvel at the color saturation of October’s "peak foliage"— but the astute leaf-peeper appreciates the Season’s progression of colorRead More
A gentle crisp breeze, bluebird skies, and the gentle hum of the gondola’s bull wheel. As gala goers boarded the cars to reach Belleayre’s summit we kept thinking, “This is what fall in the Catskills is all about!”Read More
Advantages for children include being physically active, spending time in nature and getting away from screens. And fun.
From the NY TimesRead More