DEC New York Forests Photo Contest

Do you enjoy taking photographs? Do you have some great shots ofPfeifferNatureCenter(orNew York’s forests) that you want to share?  Photography is one of our country’s most popular pastimes.  This is your chance to share your photographs ofPfeifferNatureCenterandNew York’s forests. In honor of International Year…

Hit a hiking trail: It might do you some good

As the seasons change from summer toward autumn the weather provides a great opportunity to explore the trails since there is less heat, humidity and fewer bugs. Looking to take a trek? Here are five tips to get you started: 1. Find a trail….

Alone in the Woods

Have you been on a nice long walk in the woods lately?  I have.  Yesterday I spent the morning walking the trails at our Lillibridge Property.  My original intent to hiking the trails was to look for mushrooms for our Mushroom Walk & ID…

Great American Backyard Campout

Great American Backyard Campout: Seven Things to Do After Dark from Wildlife Promise 5/18/2011 // Roger DiSilvestro Campers enjoy an oasis of light on a dark night in this photo by Derek Gulden That day on which thousands of people across the nation pitch…

Dandelion Jam

When it finally stops raining again, I am sure that these little flowers will be popping up everywhere. Why not take advantage of natures bounty and can a little sunshine! I ran across this recipe/article through one of the emails that I recieved this…

Springtime!

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring? ” — Neltje Blanchan The best part of Springtime is the smell. You can’t describe the smell of fresh cut grass after an April shower, the smell of newly bloomed flowers, or even…

Build a Bond with Birds: Nest Watch

Build a Bond with Birds By Jason Martin, NestWatch  Eastern Bluebird nest. Photo by J. Brindo Whether in a shrub, a tree, or a nest box, bird nests are all around us. By monitoring a nearby nest you can help scientists study the biology…

Lillibridge Road Winter Shadows

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the PNC this winter, here’s your chance to see the glorious winter scenery from the comfort of your own home. Youtube.com user paperboy2222 created a short video slide show of the beautiful winter shadows and views…

Sky watchers, look for a warm place to view this month’s lunar eclipse on the night of December 20th.  It promises to be the best lunar eclipse until April 2014 for North America. The last total lunar eclipse occurred on February 20, 2008.  While…

Morning Visitor

This little guy was waiting for me when I got to the office this morning. He was right in the center of the door, so with a wingspan of more than 2″ was hard to miss. I’ve grown up calling these critters mosquito hawks;…