Author:Land Conservancy

Saving our hemlocks

The deep green leaves of the Eastern hemlock add a dark, shadowy character to the forest. The stately trees can live for hundreds of years, but an invasive pest is devastating their populations.   Hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) is an insect that feeds on the sap of...

Skunk cabbage flowers emerge from the soil.

Spring’s Earliest Bloomer

Take an early spring hike through Minnie Skwarek Nature Preserve and you are likely to see the mottled, purplish spathes of skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, poking through the snow and ice....

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