A Native Plants Walk in Saratoga Springs, NY

A Native Plants Walk in Saratoga Springs, NY   In Saratoga Springs, NY there's a public access trail right in town where people can walk, run, take their dogs and view some native plants in the wild at the same time. Having access to nature trails in an urban area like this exponentially increases the [...]

More scenes from the Jessecology designed Ballston Spa nature preserve

Recently I wrote about building a nature preserve garden in Ballston Spa, NY. The project occupies a space of approximately a half an acre in Saratoga County, and it's difficult to capture the beauty and all the different perspectives of such a space. So. Here are a handful of photographs that were not included the [...]

Building a nature preserve garden in Ballston Spa, NY

Over the past month, I've had the honor of being a part of a project so lovely it takes my breath away. A delightful couple in Ballston Spa, NY (just outside of Saratoga Springs) contacted me around Mother's Day with an opportunity to build a nature preserve, with native plant gardens on a half an [...]

More butterfly habitat gardening insights

This past weekend I had the privilege of being asked to teach a workshop on butterfly habitat gardening at the Albany 2013 Capital District Garden and Flower Show. I've since heard from several people who wanted to attend and couldn't; this post will summarize the butterfly habitat gardening presentation. Carole Sevilla Brown recently composed an [...]

Encouragment to get outside!

This week the groundhog did not see his shadow in Pennsylvania and apparently winter will persist in the northern states for 6 more weeks. Some dear friends have expressed frustration and "cabin fever" as of late, and a solution is accessible in my estimation. Consider this encouragment to get outside! Any day it is 20 [...]

By | 2013-02-04T15:38:25+00:00 February 4th, 2013|natural beauty, nature|0 Comments

Visiting a local Bird Conservation Area

Yesterday I took a hike in a natural area close to my home for natural inspiration . In Moreau Lake State Park, where I was for the afternoon, there is a Bird Conservation Area. This is a New York state sanctioned, DEC monitored and protected reserve. There are 52 areas state wide, and they are [...]

By | 2013-02-03T23:28:18+00:00 February 2nd, 2013|DEC, nature, winter|2 Comments