Hiking & Hunting 101

Crisp temperatures and clear air make this prime time for a hike or walk in the Hudson Valley. But with hunting season also in full swing, it’s critical to take some extra precautions before and during your ramble. Scenic Hudson...

Disease Outbreak Killing Record Numbers of HV Deer This Fall

A virus that affects deer more commonly in the South is killing deer in New York at levels never before seen. State wildlife officials are monitoring a record-setting outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) that has been centered on the...
Pumpkin Patch at Dubois Farms

How To Have Fall Fun Mid-Pandemic

Fall in the Hudson Valley seems like a nothing-can-stop-the-show classic, with apples that ripen and leaves that change come what may. But how about those beloved fall traditions, including taking hayrack rides and downing cider doughnuts — during the pandemic,...
House Cat

Got a Cat? Careful Not To Harbor a Serial Killer

A new motion-activated camera at Scenic Hudson’s Juniper Flats Preserve in Ulster County captured the image of a killer cat caught red-handed with a bird between its jaws. The photo drove home a sobering and little-known fact: domestic felines can...
Spotted Lanternfly

Watch Out for Spotted Lanternflies

The spotted lanternfly is one beautiful bug. With its wings outspread, an adult resembles an abstract painting, sporting geometric splotches of red, yellow, black and white. Unfortunately, it’s also a very destructive bug — which has led to an all-out...
Recycling

Time to Update the Bottle Bill

Half. That’s the percentage of glass containers manufactured in the United States that ends up in landfills every year. Despite the fact that glass is 100 percent recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss of purity, 53.1 percent of...
Apple Bitter Rot

New Fungi on NY Apples

by Cheyenne MacDonald Hudson Valley apple orchards have a growing new worry on their hands. Scientists have identified a pair of fungal pathogens not previously known in the region that cause the disease dubbed “bitter rot” — which, as the...

Inside Scoop

On  Earth Day 2020, more than 300 people and organizations — including Scenic Hudson — came together virtually to advocate state leaders for increased public health and environmental protections. The day included a series of brief “conversations” with legislators about hot-button...
Ned Sullivan Kayaking

Updates and Messages from Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan

Para leer esta página en español, pulse aquí. Thursday, October 22—RBG: Sustaining Scenic Hudson’s Environmental Legacy Dear Friend, I never tire of seeing Storm King Mountain, both because of its extraordinary beauty and because it reminds me of the 17...