Weekly Climate Change Tips: Think Native This Week!
Think Native! As you start to think about your summer garden, it very important to incorporate native plants into your plan. Native plants provide more food for birds and beneficial insects such as butterflies and bees where non-native or invasive plants do not. More specifically, because native trees and shrubs have evolved with the local […]Continue reading
The Importance of Private Conservation: Celebrating Local Conservation Heroes
Today, we would like to celebrate our North Shore conservation champions – the local leaders who have been first to step up to donate their land or permanently protect it with a conservation easement. Their gifts will continue to improve the health of our community for generations to come!Continue reading
Happenings at Humes – From Gardens to the Garage
We were kept busy with mowing the phase two area of the meadow this year but unfortunately that was more due to controlling weed growth than keeping winter rye from going to seed, (as had been the case with phase one). Last fall’s seeding of the phase two area was less productive than phase one’s. […]Continue reading
Invasive Plant Species Proliferation on Long Island
As noted in a recent NY Times article, over the past 120 years, voracious insects and other pathogens have swept across North America with frightening regularity.Continue reading
The Value of Coastal Areas: What is Shore Road Doing for You?
Shore Road Sanctuary is an eight-acre nature preserve. It features a salt marsh, grassland and wet meadow that is very often partially submerged by water. As you walk there, you may notice birds hidden amongst the grasses and fiddler crabs scuttling along the beach.Continue reading