The Champlain Hills and Shores, a talk given by Jerry Jenkins on November 1, 2022 at the Whallonsburg Grange, Whallonsburg, NY. 1 hour and 19 minutes. Explores the unusually large biodiversity of the hills surrounding New York’s Lake Champlain. Video by Vince Franke, Peregrine Productions.
You can find the link whenever you need it on our links page or click here to see it now.
Term: Seasonal, temporary employment (mid-June through late August or early September). They are competitive at $19.50 per hour.
Job Description: Seeking up to eight qualified individuals to work as part of a team conducting research-grade surveys of aquatic native and invasive species (plant and animal). This research is part of a project to map the distribution of aquatic invasive species across the state. Surveys will be performed by boat (motor boat and canoe) at lakes and rivers in New York State. This position is based out of Saranac Lake, NY, but the team will be in the field 3-4 days each week. Camping Monday through Thursday is required for distant survey locations for the entire season. Some weeks we will be surveying in the Saranac Lake area (within a 1-hour drive daily) where crew members can sleep at their apartments in the Saranac Lake Area.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!