ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse
April 25, 2024

Spring Walk: Vale Park and Cemetery

"Especially Mushrooms" This walk will focus on mushrooms as well as trees and wildflowers.  Mushroom identification will be for beginners!  Vale Cemetery is an historic "rural" cemetery that opened in 1857 with the planting of [...]

Spring Walk: Hudson Crossing

This is a nature and historic park just north of Schuylerville on the Hudson River.  Located on an island of Champlain Canal Lock 5, it offers panoramic river vistas as well as canal overlooks along [...]

Spring Walk: Woodlawn Preserve

A beautiful selection of woodland, lacustrine, and pine barrens, with some of the largest dunes in the Albany Pine Bush and “one of the most biologically diverse parcels in Schenectady County” (Wikipedia).  Relatively flat though [...]

Spring Walk: Lawson Lake

This beautiful lake is surrounded by dense second-growth forest, wet meadows, and heavily vegetated swamps, with tributary streams that support reptiles and amphibians.  There is much woods and water bird life.  The gently rolling loop [...]