WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Spring has arrived. As I stepped out of the truck last weekend I couldn’t help but snap a couple photos of early snowdrops and crocuses beginning to bloom beneath a sugar maple. Commonly seen flowering in late February or March snowdrops get an earlyContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I’m hoping that this year’s flowers on our grafted apple tree in front of the office actually produce this year; We’ll see. This tree was grafted about 6 years ago, and first bore flowers last year, which died soon afterwards due to frost damage.Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? One of my favorite spring flowers just made its arrival here yesterday in Ulster County–Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.). Serviceberry is also known as shadbush, shadblow, bilberry, and Juneberry. It’s a kind of non-descript little gray tree that goes unnoticed until it flowers, making a strongContinue Reading