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Prepare for the Season – Hiking in Cold Weather

There is a Norwegian quote, “There is no bad weather, just bad clothes!”Read the rest

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A Letter from a Friend on the 20 Preserve Challenge

Last month we received a lovely note from a new supporter along with her 20 Preserve Challenge log and several photos of her journey.Read the rest

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Birdwatching in Autumn

With warblers and raptors already well on their way south, it may seem like birdwatching has passed its peak.Read the rest

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Early Fall Wild Flowers: A guest post by Aengus Gillespie

Hey, it’s me, Aengus, back with another blog post; today’s topic is early fall wildflowers.Read the rest

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Fabulous Fall Foliage

The peak season of fabulous changing foliage will be here before you know it!Read the rest

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Normans Kill Ferns: A guest post by Aengus Gillespie

Hi! I’m Aengus Gillespie, rising Albany High School senior and volunteer Preserve Steward of the Normans Kill Preserves which are uniquely situated in the heart of an urban area, at the literal bridge between South Albany and Delmar.Read the rest

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Wonderous World of Mushrooms

With rainy days and plenty of humid, warm temperatures, it’s been a banner year for mushrooms – so here are some basics for the curious preserve traveler.Read the rest

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Salamanders Rejoice! Heldeberg Workshop Protected Forever

After more than ten years of work, the final piece of the Helderberg Conservation Corridor–the 237-acre Heldeberg Workshop–has been protected.Read the rest

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Support the Preservation of the Stony Creek Reservoir

The Stony Creek Reservoir—located between Grooms and Crescent Roads, east of Vischer Ferry Road—is nearly 1,000 acres of forested land and almost 365 acres of freshwater.Read the rest

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Hop on the Nature Bus!

Jump on board in the morning and spend your Saturday walking trails in the woods at Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy preserves, exploring trees of the world at Pine Hollow Arboretum, or visiting Five Rivers for outdoor education opportunities.Read the rest

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Meet MHLC: Sarah Carroll, Board Chair

If you’ve joined a workday or attended an MHLC event lately, you’ve probably had the chance to meet Sarah Carroll.Read the rest

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2020 Annual Report – New Presentation Format

VIEW REPORT

In place of our traditional printed report, please enjoy this dynamic presentation that summarizes all the accomplishments made possible by your support.Read the rest

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Nature & Well-Being: A Guest Post by Allie Middleton

The other day while hiking at Wolf Creek Falls, we came upon the frozen creek and several sets of beautiful waterfalls, each creating magical myriad designs reminding us of the enchanted images and shapes from childhood fairy tales and primordial mythologies. Read the rest

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Visit Switzkill Farm

History of the Land

The property, originally a part of the Manor Rensselaerwyck, was a game farm until 1976 when it was purchased by the New School University.Read the rest

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Brighten Winter Days with Birds

As we head into what is being called the ‘dark winter,’ why not brighten your days at home with birds!Read the rest

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Suggested MHLC Preserves for XC Skiing: Guest Post by Robert Frederick

There are many great trails for XC skiing at the MHLC Preserves!Read the rest

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Bender Melon Farm Success!

We are so thrilled to announce our purchase of the Bender Melon Farm!Read the rest

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MHLC Land Success: Conservation Easement on Picard’s Grove

The fate of this 86-acre iconic landscape at the base of the Helderberg Escarpment hung in the balance when owner Jeanne Picard Fish was declared incapacitated last December.Read the rest

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Welcome to the Touhey Family Preserve!

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is thrilled to announce the opening of our 20th preserve, the Touhey Family Preserve, located at 911 Delaware Ave in Delmar.Read the rest

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Important Update on Bender Melon Farm

We are at a very exciting point with the Bender Melon Farm project.Read the rest

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