Category: Wildlife

Male Luna Moth on Sweetgum Tree. Photo by Celeste Morien.

Musings on a Luna Moth

A few weeks ago, we found this gorgeous Luna Moth in our yard, near a sweetgum tree. The moth was in good condition, but seemed unable to fly. We decided...

Foamflower, native to the area, grows in patches all along Kanyoo Trail. Photo by Celeste Morien

New York Native Wildflower: the Foamflower

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) is a native wildflower that grows in rich moist woods.  This plant has attractive medium-green lobed leaves and the white flowers are arranged on 8” – 10” tall...

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canandensis) is a beautiful spring ephemeral found throughout our area growing in moist woodlands and along streams.

Bloodroot

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canandensis) is a beautiful spring ephemeral found throughout our area growing in moist woodlands and along streams.  The genus name –sanguinarius- is Latin for “bleeding” and refers to the...

Category: People Photographer: Melissa Zakrzewski Award: Honorable Mention

Nature Matters: Forest Bathing

Forest bathing is a term invented by the Japanese in the 1980s. It seems to conjure up the perfect image. Most of us are quite aware that a walk in...