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The Helderberg Corridor is home to more than 14 species of reptiles and amphibians, Mark King said, noting the diversity is possibly the greatest in the Northeast.

John Boyd Thacher State Park is receiving $1.35 million from the state to help update the park’s aged infrastructure.

ALBANY COUNTY — In the sunshine of an April afternoon, Carole Henry walks between carefully tended amoeba-like gardens and reaches down, as if greeting old friends after a long winter.

As open space becomes scarce, municipalities are looking to their zoning code to help stem the tide of development.

While plants like string of pearls, snake plants, and king sago palms may look and sound unusual, care for these and other houseplants has become commonplace.

Eric Brown

Eric Brown and his wife, Linda, also a wildlife rehabilitator, have housed everything from owls and hawks to raccoons and foxes on the Duanesburg farm he inherited from his grandfather.

On Sunday, three bobcats, found as deserted kittens at Altamont Orchards last July, were released to the wild. 

School groups are being turned away from the popular programs at Five Rivers

Laurel Tormey Cole

Laurel Tormey Cole likes to teach yoga to beginners and people over 50, developing strength and flexibility and improving balance.

For the past 10 years, a group of volunteers have protected from peril the paths that frogs and salamanders use to migrate to return to the place where they can breed.

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