Monthly Archives: June 2011

Upcoming Events

The North Woods Stewards are excited to present three upcoming tours during July: The History of the North Woods Free and Open to the Public 1st Tour: Saturday, July 9th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 2nd Tour: Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Extreme Makeover, Kiosk Edition

Great news, the kiosks have been updated! Now you can learn more about upcoming events, respectful use of the woods, and how to become a “Friend of the North Woods” at each of the woods’ main entry points. Any ideas … Continue reading

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Invasive Spotlight: Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) doesn’t have the most appealing name, and rightfully so as it is an invasive species in the North Woods. The plant spread to the United States through its use as an ornamental in the late 1800’s. … Continue reading

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Embarking On A Journey to Skidmore’s New Land

Yesterday, June 21st, the North Woods Stewards joined Alex Chaucer, GIS Instructional Technologist, and Robert Jones, Chair of the Economics Department, on a 4.5 mile hike to Skidmore’s newly acquired 200 acres above Route 9 and Daniels Road. There is … Continue reading

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Red Eft: A Transient Visitor

If you visit the North Woods after a rain, you’ll likely find some small, red salamanders underfoot. These squirmy, bright creatures are known as Red Efts. What’s unique about Red Efts? Well, to start, they’re always teenagers! That’s right, the … Continue reading

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Invasive Spotlight: Update

After another week of garlic mustard collection the North Woods Stewards have picked over 7000 plants weighing in at around 40 lbs. They have now cleared the Red and Spirit Trails of the invasive, and the Green trail is next … Continue reading

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Monarch in the Woods? Or an imposter?

Leaving the North Woods after a walk on the trails, the North Woods Stewards discovered what looked like a monarch butterfly. At first glance, it shared the same characteristics, particularly those iconic orange and black wings. But a closer look … Continue reading

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The North Woods Stewards Say Hello!

Want to know more about the North Woods Stewards for Summer 2011? Well, you’re in luck! Click here to watch a short video from the Stewards themselves: Charlie Glassberg (Class of 2012), Adam Schmelkin (Class of 2012), and Maranda Duval … Continue reading

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Invasive Spotlight

On Wednesday, June 8th the North Woods Stewards took to the woods to try and eradicate the pesky invasive species known as garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). The invasive originated in Europe and areas of Asia; spreading to the United States … Continue reading

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Skidmore Alums Take Tours of the North Woods

On Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, Skidmore Alums embarked on faculty-led tours of the North Woods. Kim Marsella, Program Coordinator and Lecturer of the Environmental Studies Program, led the Friday tour, which focused on the geological and cultural … Continue reading

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