Poughkeepsie’s Massive Crow Roost

As the weather cools off, crows flock to Poughkeepsie by the thousands to join a communal roost, a ritual that’s been recurring in the area for at least four decades. Though the exact roost site changes slightly from year to...

Local Cycling Rates Are Up. Can We Make Biking More Accessible?

Feel like you’ve seen a lot more cyclists cruising around the Hudson Valley lately? It’s not just your imagination. Data from the Dutchess County Transportation Council shows a 67 percent increase in average daily bike traffic on the Dutchess and...

Return of the Elms

On a fall Friday morning, a pickup truck arrived at Mawignack Preserve in Catskill with a long-anticipated cargo: 28 trees. For Scenic Hudson, which owns the preserve, and the Greene Land Trust, which manages it, the delivery and later planting...
Monarch Butterfly

Mowing for Monarchs

Most homeowners rev up the mower when the grass loses its buzz-cut look. But how does Scenic Hudson decide when to mow the meadows in our parks and preserves? “It’s a balancing act,” says Land Stewardship Coordinator Dan Smith. “Whenever...

See Sunflowers Blooming Now in the Hudson Valley

Hand-painted “here comes the sun” signs dot the entrance of an extra-inviting field on Sleight-Plass Road near La Grange. 2021 marks the fourth year Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils is welcoming a field of blooming sunflowers. It’s among just a...
Danskammer Energy

New Regs May Help N.Y. Meet Its Big Climate Goals

Last year, New York State established itself as a leader in climate action when the Legislature passed and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The law, which the New York Times called “one of the...
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Tugspotting on the Hudson

A special antenna extends off the top of Jeff Anzevino’s roof in Highland, N.Y. Its crafty wire picks up signals from vessels going up and down the Hudson, beaming them to a satellite that feeds them back into various apps. ...
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#WildlifeLove: Which HV Animal Lives for 60 Years?

Along with human enjoyment, Scenic Hudson parks provide habitat for an astonishing variety of wildlife. Some of these animals inhabit our parks for just a few weeks, while others live in them for a decade or more. People have spotted...

It’s National Moth Week

by Dalvin Aboagye Step outside your home on a nice night and take a look around. What do you see? Around the lights on the front porches of nearby houses, in the glow of street lights — even in the...
Japanese Knotweed

Solving a Knotty Knotweed Problem

“When I first started working here, I didn’t realize this could be such a beautiful view,” says Scenic Hudson Parks and Trails Manager Carley Kiernan. She’s referring to a place along the Red Trail at our Madam Brett Park in...