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Monarch caterpillars on Milkweed

Butterfly Garden DIY: How To Jesse taught a workshop at a regional garden expo. “Butterfly Garden DIY: How To” was the topic. Subsequently we’ve heard from folks who wanted to attend and couldn’t. This post will summarize the butterfly habitat gardening presentation. A wildlife biologist friend writes frequently about butterfly gardening and the lifecycles of […]

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native fruit trees

Native Fruit Trees in Saratoga Springs, NY   Planting native trees is one of the best parts of this work. Shown in the photo is a line of Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) trees we planted this spring for a Wilton homeowner, perhaps a half mile from the Wilton Wildlife Preserve. The Red Chokeberry has a

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wildlife corridor fodder

Wildlife Corridor Gardens Wildlife Corridor Gardens We were invited to complete a landscape renovation in Saratoga Springs, NY. The project was a design/build urban habitat garden. It is part of an unofficially connected patchwork quilt shaped wildlife corridor in the region of Saratoga and Albany Counties. Migrating birds and butterflies will find this region more

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Schenectady NY Butterfly Garden in a nature preserve

Schenectady, NY Butterfly Garden in a nature preserve. A dream came true spring 2017 when we designed and managed the installation of a butterfly garden in a Schenectady, NY nature preserve. This week saw the much anticipated butterfly garden installation at the Woodlawn Nature Preserve in Schenectady, NY. The Friends of the Woodlawn Preserve contacted

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Building Monarch butterfly habitat at the farm

Monarch butterfly habitat at the farm. A week in recent memory there was a disheartening NY Times article that illuminated this year’s decline in Monarch butterfly species population.  Building Monarch butterfly habitat at the farm seemed like a nice idea. Our local organic farmer friend agreed to collaborate on building some Monarch butterfly habitat at

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Lake George Rain Gardens Progress A recent year we collaborated with some other local contractors on a large rain garden project in Lake George, NY. This week we returned to take some photos of the rain gardens progress. Shown above is the rain garden that we manipulated to behave as a wetland habitat; this piece

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