Conservation Minute

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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 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|

Land Conservation in a Changing Climate

Conservation efforts at the national and global scale are considering climate change more and more, and with good reason. Extreme weather events – increased incidence or prolonged periods of drought, cold, heat, or heavy rainfall – are impacting traditional ways of life around the world with greater regularity. While we often think of the Adirondacks [...]

June 4th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

Do you iNaturalist? LPLC Conservation Minute

For many of us, time spent in nature is a welcomed respite from the chaos of our daily lives - a chance to get away from technology and resist the pull to stay connected. But if you're like me, you also enjoy the challenge of identifying plants and animals encountered on the trail. While there [...]

May 10th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

December 2018 Conservation Minute

Coming home to the Adirondacks December is a great time of year for sharing conservation thoughts. After all, the sounds of the season bring to mind scenes of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, decorations of holly and ivy, and rambunctious outdoor activities like tobogganing, skating or building snowmen. My family took part in all [...]

December 21st, 2018|Conservation Minute, News|