WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Seeds of hemlock, basswood, and birch scattered over crusted snow makes a valuable food source for overwintering animals. In this case, the seeds of hophornbeam provides a quick meal for a cottontail rabbit. Also known as ironwood due to their dense bark, these understoryContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? First snowfall of the year here in central Ulster County. One of my favorite things about fresh snow is the literal “track records” it leaves behind; now we know where the animals go.   May the forest be with you, Ryan Trapani Director ofContinue Reading

Red Oak, Tree, Acorns, Wildlife food

Red oak trees seem to have a healthy acorn crop this year. This is important for wildlife as a food source, especially with the lack of other mast crops this year, like apple. There has been a lot of deer squirrel, chipmunk, and turkey activity in oak stands this pastContinue Reading