Effective this morning, the Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner is closed to the public until further notice. In a release, the
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Here’s one happy truth that may help us all: Being on “lockdown” when the adversary is a microorganism that inhabits human hosts does not necessarily mean staying indoors all the time. We can take walks, so long as we stay more than six feet away from other people and avoid touching surfaces that get touched a lot. We can celebrate the upcoming Vernal Equinox, Arbor Day and Earth Day by hugging a tree; it won’t get sick.
“In the case of coronavirus, which we’re all experiencing very intensely right now, scientists had been warning that certain species were more likely to harbor viruses that could jump to humans, and some of those species were being housed in optimal conditions for such jumps to occur.”
If Lactarius peckii is present, it means that the forest is healthy. Passage of the bill would make New York one of only three states to have an official state fungus.
This weekend: Adams Fairacre Farms has a sweet tradition of mounting Lawn and Garden Shows at each of its locations just when we need them the most: in the dead of winter. The annual shows take place in each store’s greenhouse and feature live plants and shrubs that have been forced to bloom for our delight.
Saturday, Feb. 15: Learn to identify owls by sight and sound while exploring the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary. Participants will get the chance to and meet some owls up close with Annie Mardiney, a wildlife rehabilitator.
OSI’s Campaign for Minnewaska Visitor Center hopes that you will sponsor a personalized bird tile.
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Saturday features music from the Mammals, David Amram, Jay & Molly, Jeffrey Lewis, Gustafer Yellowgold, Ginny’s Kitchen, Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine as well as nature hikes, blacksmithing, kids’ activities, square dancing and a late-night Vinyl Meltdown.
Millipedelike creatures called myriapods likely shared this forest ecosystem, but dinosaurs would not begin to evolve for another 140 million years.
January and February are the peak time to catch a glimpse of these stately raptors. They tend to be most active between 7 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m.