Ice Skate in Tree

Trees That Eat Things

Scenic Hudson Land Stewardship Coordinator Dan Smith recently photographed an ice skate being “eaten” by a tree on one of our protected properties in Ulster County. The skate was probably abandoned alongside the tree a number of years ago. Over...

Farmers Markets in the Time of COVID

The produce on sale at farmers markets, reopening for the season all across the Hudson Valley, remains as fresh as ever. That’s great news. But to keep consumers and farmers safe, operators have had to eliminate many features that contribute...

Celebrating Champions of Farming & Food Justice

Learn more about farmers and activists fighting for food justice, as well as other grassroots environmentalists in our People Who Make a Difference virtual gallery tour. Everybody deserves to eat healthy, nutritious food. Unfortunately, not everyone in our society has...

Candid Camera

What takes place in Scenic Hudson parks once the sun goes down and people go home? A series of motion-activated cameras in the forest at Shaupeneak Ridge and Black Creek Preserve give us a peek into the nocturnal activities of...
Striped Bass caught by Lauren Hepplewhite

Bass Notes

Spring is striper season on the Hudson River — a time of joy for fishing enthusiasts and biologists alike. From early April through the end of May (and, if anglers’ luck holds, into early June), striped bass will continue their...

Bird Scavenger Hunt

It’s never too early to start your kids on the road to what could become a rewarding and lifelong hobby — birdwatching. Keeping a lookout for these colorful and aerobatic creatures is a fun and interactive activity that can strengthen...
Hutton Bricks

10 Facts About HV Bricks

Scattered along the shores of the Hudson River, it’s not hard to find red “rocks” — or the remnants of bricks. Sometimes you’ll even find one intact enough to still display the name of the factory where it was made....

Celebrating Champions of Green Spaces

This week we are celebrating people who work to connect people with green spaces. Learn more about them and other grassroots environmentalists in our People Who Make a Difference virtual gallery tour. Whether it’s a 1,000-acre nature preserve or a small...

Crystal Lake Community Farm

Crystal Lake Community Farm in Newburgh, New York, is a partnership between Merakay Center, the city of Newburgh, and Scenic Hudson. The garden is situated near Crystal Lake — once a popular swimming spot but virtually abandoned since the 1970s...