Author Archives: Yesenia Olivares

Farewell to the Summer: A Look Back

This summer has been full of exploration, hard work, and fun, but sadly, like all things, it is coming to an end. As Jingling and I wrap up the work we have done in these past 10 weeks, we thought … Continue reading

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Independent Projects: Exploring New Lands

Recently the college has been gifted several acres — Skidmore’s total acreage now reaching close to a thousand at this point. Some of these new swaths of land are considerably larger than our humble 155-acre North Woods. Jingling and I … Continue reading

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Northwoods

The McGregor Fault line that is the visible drop on the blue trail is the reason why Saratoga Springs has natural springs and when the foliage along the highest point on the Blue Trail is gone you can see 42 … Continue reading

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An Afternoon of Reminiscing

  Hello world! We’re your 2017 summer stewards, Jingling and Yesenia. We’re very excited to be in the woods exploring, mapping, removing invasives, and giving tours. That’s just to name a few things that the stewards do. We also work … Continue reading

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Fun with Camp Northwoods!

We’re just finishing up our last week here as summer stewards! Amazing how fast these past 10 weeks just flew by. Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity to work with Camp Northwoods during the afternoon. We got to do quite … Continue reading

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Ridding The Trails of Burning Bush

Sana and I continue to work diligently in the woods. For the past 3 weeks or so we have really been focusing our attention on the Red and Blue trails. You might have even seen us working! We are trying … Continue reading

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Strawberry Moon Walk and Last Week’s Updates

We would like to thank everyone who showed up to the Moonlit Walk this past Monday! To those that could not make it, last Monday was the Strawberry moon. Called such by the Algonquin tribe as it indicated the ripening … Continue reading

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