Kerry C.

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So far Kerry C. has created 44 blog entries.

Connecting you to the Adirondacks, from afar

Connecting you to the Adirondacks, from afar   While we may not be able to gather for our beloved Lake Placid events this summer, we at Lake Placid Land Conservancy will still be working hard to connect you to conservation from afar. We just launched a new, interactive StoryMap to share some successes of our [...]

June 16th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Celebrate World Bee Day!

Happy World Bee Day! Lake Placid Land Conservancy is excited to celebrate bees today – all 30,000 species of them, but especially the 416 native to New York. Bees and other pollinators play an important role in our environment and conservation efforts, so we’re taking time to highlight their importance and inspire you to invite [...]

May 20th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Birding in Socially Distant Times

Birding in Socially Distant Times   Pine warbler, Setophaga pinus Have you ever stepped outside and wondered what bird just flew by or is chirping at you from a tree overhead? Perhaps you’re looking for a new way to spend more time outside or a fun activity to do while social distancing? Birding [...]

April 22nd, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Stakeholder Notification and Public Notice: Lake Placid Land Conservancy applies for accreditation and seeks public comment

Stakeholder Notification and Public Notice:  Lake Placid Land Conservancy applies for accreditation and seeks public comment April 15, 2020 Lake Placid Land Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A [...]

April 15th, 2020|Announcements, News|

Enjoying Nature from Indoors

As we navigate the uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we at Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) find ourselves searching for ways to continue with business as usual. Unfortunately, in this moment, there is no business as usual. But while we are experiencing a lot of change, we are also very fortunate that enjoying the [...]

March 19th, 2020|News|

The Art of Nature Journaling

The Art of Nature Journaling There are numerous physical and mental benefits of exploring and connecting with nature. Often, though, we are so eager to get on the trail and reach a destination, that we miss the details along the path – and the details can often make the journey more meaningful. One way to [...]

March 5th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Mt. Jo and the Lost Love of Henry Van Hoevenberg

Photo courtesy of Lake Placid Public Library Mt. Jo and the Lost Love of Henry Van Hoevenberg One summer, nearly a decade ago, my sister-in-law and I were discussing ways to nudge her children out of the house to expend some energy. We had three visiting children, aged 8 to 14, badly needing [...]

February 5th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Lake Placid Land Conservancy Welcomes New Conservation Professional

LAKE PLACID, NY --- The Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) is pleased to announce the hiring of its newest staff member, Carolyn Koestner. Carolyn joins the organization as the Strategic Conservation Planner where she will be using her expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis and mapping to identify priority areas for conservation in the [...]

November 20th, 2019|News|

Leave the Leaves… Fall cleanup tips that benefit your yard and wildlife

Leave the Leaves... Fall cleanup tips that benefit your yard and wildlife When readying your yard for winter, we recommend leaving the leaves and letting your garden plants stand tall. Yes, you're tasked with doing less! Photo: Marie Read via birdsandblooms.com Your yard is part of the natural landscape and can offer food [...]

October 29th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

Finding a Ghost in the Woods

Finding a Ghost in the Woods Monotropa uniflora, or Indian pipe, is high on my list of favorite native plants - mostly because it looks nothing like a typical wildflower. Often found in mature, moist, forests, Indian pipe feature a single, drooping flower and are entirely white, hence their other common name, the ghost plant. [...]

September 5th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|