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 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...

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...

Vertical Gardening at Home

A decade ago, Bryan Meador was an art student in New York City alienated by too much concrete. He felt far from Oklahoma, where he’d grown up gardening with his Cherokee grandparents. Wandering city streets in search of natural inspiration,...

Carbon-Neutral Shipping on the Hudson

These days the Hudson River can feel like a car barrier — something to cross on a bridge or drive alongside. But originally this curving waterway was the region’s superhighway. A pilot project is nudging the Hudson Valley to return...

HV’s Own Local Currency

by Laura Covello What if there were one easy way to put more food on the table for less money, grow your business while reducing expenditures, experience more of the natural and cultural riches of the Hudson Valley, and support...
Red-Headed Woodpecker at Esopus Meadows Preserve

Beyond Backyard Birding

By Jacqueline Dooley Most people in the Hudson Valley are familiar with the birds they see at feeders and in their backyards. From common house sparrows that visit feeders year-round, to summer residents like ruby-throated hummingbirds and house wrens, it...

Creating a New Community Resource in Poughkeepsie

Deepening our roots in the City of Poughkeepsie — and building upon our commitment to be an active partner in revitalizing the city’s Northside neighborhoods — an affiliate of The Scenic Hudson Land Trust has acquired two derelict manufacturing plants...