Population of dwarf willow is only the second known instance in New York By Mike Lynch In mid-August a trio of summit stewards hiked Algonquin Peak in search of a rare plant. Within an hour, seasonal summit steward Katie Leton had … [Read more...] about Stewards discover rare alpine plant on Algonquin Peak
Ponds dewatered after dams breached By Mike Lynch Weeks after heavy rains hit the Central Adirondacks, crews continue repairing the damage from flooding that breached dams, damaged bridges, and washed out roads. On Saturday, the … [Read more...] about Storm fallout: A changed landscape
A fruitful search for viewing fungi on Champlain Area Trails in Essex By Tim Rowland Skilled climatologist that I am, I understand that 2.5 inches of rain followed by days of oppressive heat and humidity can only mean one thing: Mushroom … [Read more...] about When life gives you rain, go on a mushroom hunt
A record-breaking heavyweight thrives in newly found old growth grove By Chloe Bennett In early July, Erik Danielson hunted for treasure he values more than gold. Trudging through bush and on spongy earth and rocks in the Moose River Plains … [Read more...] about Huge Eastern white pine discovered in the Adirondacks
Getting to know the stuff growing on Adirondack boulders By Tim Rowland Prior to this past week, the only thing I knew about moss is that rolling stones don’t gather any. But the staggering monoliths we were inspecting during an early-June hike … [Read more...] about These stones gather moss
Look in the evergreens for signs of Adirondack arachnids in winter By Zachary Matson Spiders pass harsh Adirondack winters hunkered in a basement cellar or boathouse, maybe inside a mailbox. Some brave it tucked in on the underside of an … [Read more...] about Spiders in winter?