WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Sounds resembling raindrops can be heard on a perfectly sunny day in parts of the Catskills. Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) has reappeared in central and southern Ulster County. It attacks mainly oak trees in significant numbers about every 10 years. Healthy trees can normallyContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Recently I went away to the North Shore of Massachusetts. I heard a familiar sound I haven’t heard in about 10 years; The sound of raindrops in the forest on a sunny day. Obviously no rain, but instead falling leaf particles from munching caterpillars busyContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was away in eastern Massachusetts over the 4th of July weekend; noticed a lot of gypsy moth damage on oak trees in places. The entire canopy had been chewed away. Hopefully this remains east of us for awhile. Our oak trees don’t needContinue Reading