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Autumn Magic

Autumn Magic Fall is one of the most treasured times of year in the Adirondacks. As our lush, green mountains transition to brilliant hues of yellows and orange, eager visitors flock to the area to take in the incredible scenery. While fall foliage is certainly beautiful, the changing leaves also mark an important part of [...]

September 15th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Small Marker, Big Impact

Small Marker, Big Impact   On many hikes, I never truly feel like I have reached the summit of a peak until I’ve found a tiny metal disc drilled into the rock - as seen in the photo at the summit of Pharaoh Mountain. These small plates of metal are called survey markers and they [...]

August 25th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Caring About Cairns

Caring About Cairns If you’ve spent any time on trails, particularly on rocky mountain tops or in desert-like environments, you’ve likely come across a cairn. Cairns, pictured above at our Three Sisters Preserve trailhead, are officially-created rock piles that mark a trail. They are often used in areas where there is little vegetation to attach [...]

July 24th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

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|

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|

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|