The Humble Honey Bee

The Humble Honey Bee

By Jessi McCarty, VIC Summer Naturalist The Humble Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) The Paul Smith’s College Beekeeping club currently has an apiary of four hives at the Osgood Farm site. The club started in 2016 with the help of professors Deb Naybor, Bethany Garretson and...
To Find the Elder’s Grove

To Find the Elder’s Grove

By Jesse Rock, VIC Summer Naturalist   It was in an early morning dendrology class that I had first heard of the legendary grove of white pines (Pinus strobus) known as the Elder’s Grove. To be fully honest, I initially took minimal interest as I had seen large...
Boardwalk Discoveries

Boardwalk Discoveries

By Katrina Relyea, VIC Summer Naturalist   Ever since I walked across my first boardwalk at a conservancy near my childhood home, I have been in love with these structures. However, none elicit as thrilling a joy as a boardwalk over a swamp or bog. I was...
The Adirondack Naturalist: Crickets

The Adirondack Naturalist: Crickets

By Thompson Tomaszewski, VIC Lead Naturalist, and Danielle Urich,  VIC Butterfly House CoordinatorNATURALIST NEWSSTANDOn Thursday August 16th, it became official that Lake Placid will be hosting the 2023 Winter Universiade. This is an eleven-day event that was started...
The Adirondack Naturalist: Mountains of Adirondack Information

The Adirondack Naturalist: Mountains of Adirondack Information

By Thompson Tomaszewski, VIC Lead Naturalist, and Danielle Urich,  VIC Butterfly House CoordinatorThanks for tuning in to another episode of Adirondack Naturalist: Explorations in Natural History. We spent a very long time trying to narrow down our favorite tidbits of...
The Adirondack Naturalist: Moths & Bats

The Adirondack Naturalist: Moths & Bats

By Thompson Tomaszewski, VIC Lead Naturalist, and Danielle Urich,  VIC Butterfly House CoordinatorNaturalist Newsstand The American beaver (Castor canadensis) has made its first appearance at the VIC in at least two years! Signs of beaver across the property have...

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