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ADK Orchid Survey Planning Meeting

This will be a Zoom meeting to discuss past, present, and future of the ADK Orchid Survey.

When: May 9, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Yellow ladyslipper. photo by Jackie Donnelly

New ADK Invasive Plant Fact Sheets Available

Check out the new fact sheets for Adirondack invasive plants from APIPP. When you are out botanizing, you should report these especially if they turn up in a mostly natural area.

Adirondack Field Trips with the New York Flora Association 2023

The New York Flora association has come out with their field trips for 2023 and the following trips and workshops will take place in the Adirondacks. You can sign up at

Introduction to Bryophytes – SUNY Plattsburgh, Clinton County, July 28-30

Learn 10 Trees – Paul Smiths VIC, Franklin County – July 22

Hudson River Ice Meadows – Warrensburg, Warren County, June 11

Whiteface Mountain Alpine Plants – Wilmington, Essex County, August 6

Hitchins Pond Bog – Southwest of Tupper Lake, St. Lawrence County, August 19

Black Crowberry, Empetrum nigrum, Whiteface Mountain

Jerry Jenkins’ Champlain Hills Talk Now Posted

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.

Adirondack Research has aquatic plant surveyor positions available for summer 2023.

Adirondack Research.

Here is a short description from the website:

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.

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!