Campfire in a ring during sunset.
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Fire It Up With Eco-Friendlier Campfires

Building campfires and settling in to unwind before the crackling flames is a uniquely human pleasure, one with deep evolutionary roots in practical and recreational activities. Recent research even suggests its soothing affects may be enough to reduce blood pressure,...
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Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Seven Wells

Visiting Dover Stone Church is one of the most fascinating outdoor adventures in the Hudson Valley. Seeing the potential to create public access to more of the extraordinary natural and geological features around it, Scenic Hudson partnered with the Dutchess Land Conservancy, Dutchess...
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Fall Foliage and Climate Change: A Wild Mix

The photogenic sprawl of trees in their vibrant fall colors is arguably one of the Hudson Valley’s most defining features, annually drawing the awe of locals and out-of-towners alike. But if it has crossed your mind in recent years that...
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On the Hunt for Mushrooms in the Valley

They may not always be edible, but mushrooms are at least touchable. According to Hudson Valley mycologist Luke Sarrantonio, you can safely touch any mushroom without worrying about getting poisoned. Sarrantonio studied mycology, the study of fungi, at SUNY’s College...
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Cooling Green Roofs Turn Up Along the Hudson

When Harry Lipstein decided to cover the roof of his black-box theater with plants instead of a more typical cover such as black asphalt, he saw it as a way of giving back. Lipstein is the founder and producing art...