WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just checked out 2 mulberry trees I planted near Margaretville 7 or so years ago; finally seeing some fruit & perhaps the only 2 young mulberry trees around. I have seen older ones up Dry Brook Road. If nothing else, this tree is oneContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just so happened that I was in a tree while the eclipse occurred yesterday. Just as one newsman had claimed, there wasn’t really a drastic difference in light conditions, but more in animal activity. My friend on the ground saw earthworms begin to surface,Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Frequent rain makes the phone ring here at the office. Apples have been slated for a bumper year. However, with all this rain, many (not all) apple trees are experiencing leaf & fruit fungal issues as spores fester. Many of the apple trees IContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a brief walk in the woods last weekend¬†& found some golden chanterelles. These are by far my favorite wild mushroom. Unlike some other wild mushrooms, chanterelles are normally pretty insect-free. In other words, there are no hitch-hikers crawling out of the mushroomsContinue Reading