WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Pitch pine (Pinus rigida) is one of the most interesting trees on the Shawangunk Ridge. Got to see them again last weekend on a short excursion. Pitch pine on top of the ridge is “dwarfed” since the soil is next to nothing up there.Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Got a chance to revisit one of my favorite little brook trout streams; It’s been a couple of years. A portion of this stream is flat and meanders through a sandy bed, indicating it was once a beaver swamp many years ago. From theContinue Reading