The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, “What Tree Is That?”, is available for a $5 donation to the not-for-profit tree-planting organization.

The IBirdNY campaign is starting its second year.

New York’s native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs.

The spotted lanternfly is the latest invasive species in New York.

The state’s departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Market have started a  campaign to encourage New Yorkers to look for and report sightings of the spotted lanternfly, which was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014.

GUILDERLAND — “I have always enjoyed traveling on old roads. I’m sort of an old-road nut,” said Steven Rider, a retired middle-school science teacher who has lived in Guilderland for over 40 years.

A $32,000 grant will fund efforts to stop invasive species at the Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville.

Mark King, of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, was in Clarksville last week to discuss local land preserves and the effect climate change will have on them.




Hillicoss Family Farm

Conservation groups strive to maintain a corridor to foster native forest species and prevent rapid climate change.

As residents prepare their homes and backyards for warmer weather, some unknown neighbors may also be preparing their homes.


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