Update From Ashokan High Point.

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in General, Hikes, The Catskills
Update From Ashokan High Point.

The dominant shrub of large parts of the Escarpment of the Catskills – its eastern flank facing the Hudson River Valley – is mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia.  There are good populations of mountain laurel in several places on the Escarpment, but probably the largest population is on Ashokan High Point, where mountain laurel covers most […]

Bog Walk with Michael Kudish

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Event, Hikes
Bog Walk with Michael Kudish

Join the Catskill Native Plant Society and forest historian Michael Kudish on a hike through some of the most floristically interesting bogs in the Catskills. Meet at the fishing access parking lot off Debruce Rd/Willowemoc Rd across from Mongaup Pond Rd in Willowemoc. Heavy rain postpones. Bring your own lunch. Well behaved leashed dogs welcome. […]

Bartrams in the Catskills

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Event, Hikes, The Catskills

MAY 10-11 (Saturday-Sunday) Joint Field Meeting of the Torrey Botanical Society, the Philadelphia Botanical Club, the Olive Natural Heritage Society and the Catskill Native Plant Society This meeting will try to commemorate the collecting trips to the Catskills in the 1740’s-50’s of John and William Bartram, two of America’s first botanists of note. Our first […]

Puc-Puggy

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Event, General, Hikes, The Catskills
Puc-Puggy

John Bartram was known as Puc-Puggy, the flower-hunter, by the Seminole.  As plant lovers alike, we will be co-sponsoring a spring ephemeral hike led by Uli Lorimer, curator of the Native Flora Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Paul Harwood, botanical illustrator & former supervisor of the Herbarium at BBG. We are pleased to […]

Hard rime

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Hikes, Landscape, Science, The Catskills
Hard rime

One of the most enchanting seasons is winter in the Catskills.  Hands down.  Are you with me?  Its best after a storm, before the trucks plow and sand.  Pure magic.  In the interior of the mountains, its beyond serene.  The snow is often powdery, maybe with an icy crust.  Can you hear the sound of […]