Hudsonia mapping Woodstock habitats

“Bladderwort is an insectivorous plant. See the little sacs? They suck in tiny insects.”

Gretchen Stevens, Director of the Biodiversity Resources Center at Hudsonia, Ltd., is holding a strand of a plant that looks too delicate to be a carnivore. Stevens and biologist Ingrid Haeckel are surveying the area around Yankeetown Pond as part of a project to map the Town of Woodstock’s natural habitats. The resultant maps and report will help the town make informed decisions about land use and planning.

Yankeetown Pond is an example of what biologists call a circumneutral bog lake, unusual in our region . . .

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