WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Been getting some complaints from members of CFA that they’re not seeing too many birds around their bird feeder recently. I’m unsure exactly of the reason, but perhaps its due in part from the abundance of wild fruit. Seems like there is plenty ofContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Each year on my camping trip, I hit a small stand of old growth hemlock trees pretty high up in elevation. I used to hit another stand farther down, but those trees have unfortunately succumbed to hemlock woolly adelgid. This higher stand remains adelgid-free.Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was over near Peekamoose Mountain driving around & had to snap this photo. It’s hard to tell, but the hemlock are getting their butts kicked over there as well as many portions of Ulster and Sullivan Counties. Many of these hemlocks are losingContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again; There is nothing like a hemlock stand. On my short overnight trip, I ran into one of the oldest growth hemlock forests I’ve seen in the Catskills. Some of these trees must have been overContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was out near White Lake, Sullivan County last week examining some hemlock trees. I think many are familiar with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) & their devastating impact on hemlock trees. However, these trees were mostly absent of HWA. Instead they were riddled withContinue Reading