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...

Vertical Farming Grows Up in Poughkeepsie

In the shadow of the Walkway Over the Hudson sits a plain white shipping container. It reads as overflow storage for the Poughkeepsie restaurant Farmers & Chefs. From the restaurant’s ample terrace, patrons would just think it’s part of the...

Mapping the Hudson Valley’s Urban Ecosystem

Adam Dylan was a professional landscape designer by day, casual backyard gardener by night. Tending his family’s raised beds of vegetables and native flowers last summer, he’d be digging in the soil, thinking about how some of his friends and...
Barbara Carol Ann Moran Towing Vessel

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. ...
Abaca Mask

Bioplastics as a Climate Solution

Plastic isn’t just a pollution problem or a health problem — it’s also a climate change problem. The impacts of plastic waste on oceans and shorelines are have been devastating. And a 2019 study by the University of Newcastle in...

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...

#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...
Apple Bitter Rot

New Fungi on N.Y. Apples

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 name suggests, causes...

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...