Monthly Archives: July 2013

Happy Exploring!

This is my last post as a North Woods Steward! We have accomplished a lot this summer, from putting up signs and dealing with invasive plant species to making videos, leading tours, and learning about the diversity and unique-ness of … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Campus Map!

Greetings! Some cool things are happening this week. We finished putting up the Red Trail signs this morning, and are beginning on the Blue. Today we also finished an interactive map called a storymap of the invasive species on Skidmore … Continue reading

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Tours and Updates

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! This week we led a tour for a group of international students who will begin their Skidmore career this fall, as well as a couple pre-college RAs with the Johns Hopkins CTY program. We had a … Continue reading

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Signage!

3 years after new signs were proposed for the North Woods, they are finally being put up! The new signs indicate the color and direction of the trail, and include our rules (no fires, no biking, and no littering). The … Continue reading

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Guided Meditation Tour

This Saturday we are leading a guided Meditation Walk through the North Woods. Come and relieve some of that stress, and get back in touch with the natural world!

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Learning at Ndakinna

This past Sunday we attended a plant identification tour at Ndakinna Education Center. Ndakinna means “our land” in Abenaki. If you would like to know more about Ndakinna and their programs, check out their website at http://www.ndakinnacenter.org/, or follow them … Continue reading

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Remarkable Fungi

It seems we are always finding amazing fungi in the North Woods and in the garden these days. Neither of us have much experience in mushroom identification, so please feel free to tell us more if you know about them! … Continue reading

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Tour and Garlic Mustard Removal

This week we accomplished something pretty exciting! We finished pulling all the garlic mustard plants we could find. Believe it or not, we have now pulled over 13,000 garlic mustard plants from the North Woods just in the past six … Continue reading

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