Field trips to search for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

HWA Field Trips are scheduled by APIPP. See below.

The Forest Pest Hunters 2023 HWA survey season kicked-off on January 24. We have three great field trips lined up so you can practice your skills in the field. Find all the registration information here.

  • February 16, Owen Pond Trailhead, Wilmington

Co-sponsored with the Ausable River Association

  • March 4, Black Kettle Trail, Willsboro

Co-sponsored with Champlain Area Trails

  • March 11, Hearthstone Point Campground, Lake George

Co-sponsored with the Adirondack Mountain Club and Lake George Land Conservancy

Our web site has been updated

In the last couple of weeks we have updated out website to reflect some of the new projects we are embarking on and adding new information that is useful to our readers. We have updated the information on all of our previous tabs and added new ones that include links to important botanical websites, a library page with interesting documents, and a plant keys page with useful keys to plants in the Adirondacks. If you subscribe to the website in the info bar to the right, you will get an update every time there is a new post. Enjoy the flora of the ADKs!

New Projects on the Horizon

After the last meeting of the ABS in late 2022, it was decided to begin an inventory of the bryophytes, ferns, fern allies, and lichens of the Champlain Hills. There will also be a new effort to compile a plant species list of the Adirondacks using specimens and iNaturalist. Keep informed about these projects by checking our Projects Page for more information.

Young wood horsetail (Equisetum sylvaticum) Photo Steve Young

Adirondack Orchid Survey Has New Logo

The Adirondack Orchid Survey has designed a new logo for use on their iNaturalist site and other purposes. Thanks to Emily DeBolt and Steve Young for finishing up the project and to Kathleen Marie Garness for the beautiful image of dragon’s-mouth orchid, Arethusa bulbosa. You can help us survey for orchids by requesting to join the project at the iNaturalist site.

Happy Orchid Hunting!

Visit our Facebook page

This blog is not as active anymore as our Facebook Page where more people have access to it and photos are easier to post. Someone may pick up this blog in the future but until then we recommend that you visit and like our Facebook page. See you there!