Protector’s Activity: Check Your Property for Invasive Plants
November 2, 2023
This fall and winter keep an eye out for bittersweet and porcelain berry which are easily identified by their distinctive berries that appear this time of year. These invasive woody vines grow over understory vegetation and strangle trees. Check out this Protector’s blog to learn to recognize these invasive plants and steps you can take now to get a head start on controlling them before the next growing season.
Protect Pollinator Habitat
September 12, 2023
Specialized relationships between plants and insects are vital to the lifecycle of many pollinators. Invasive plants can easily overtake pollinator habitats. You can help by planting pollinator host plants and by removing invasive plants on your property. Learn more in this Protector’s Blog!
Protector’s Activity: Check for SLF While Traveling
August 18, 2023
Attention travelers, spotted lanternfly (SLF) can easily hitchhike on your vehicles. Be sure to check the grill and wheel wells of your vehicle for SLF adults and eggs while doing end of season traveling.
Protector’s Activity: Watch Out For Noxious Invasive Plants
July 21, 2023
While you’re enjoying the outdoors in your own backyard or on your favorite trail, keep an eye out for noxious invasive plants that could really hinder your outdoor experience!
Protector’s Activity: Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
June 5, 2023
Did you know that you can spread invasive species by boating, taking a hike, gardening, moving firewood, and many other activities you may enjoy? Learn about invasive species introduction pathways and actions you can take to prevent their spread.
Protector’s Activity: Visit a Watercraft Inspection Steward
May 26, 2023
Help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species by visiting a watercraft inspection steward this summer!
Protector’s Activity: Protect Vernal Pools
April 25, 2023
Vernal pools provide essential habitats for the lifecycle of amphibians and provide important food sources for wildlife. Invasive plants can lower ground table water levels making conditions too dry for vernal pools to develop altering these sensitive habitats and making them unsuitable for dependant wildlife.
Protector’s Activity: Watch For Invasive Pests That Threaten Maple Syrup Production
March 10, 2023
March is maple syrup month, and who doesn’t enjoy some delicious maple syrup on some nice fluffy pancakes. Check out this Protector’s blog to learn of invasive pests that threaten maple syrup production.
Protector’s Activity: Don’t Move Firewood
October 4, 2022
October is one of the most beautiful times of year to get outside in New York and a very popular time to go camping! Learn how you can help stop the spread of invasive insects just by sourcing local firewood for your next camping trip.
Protector’s Activity: Monitor for Spotted Lanternfly
September 8, 2022
Spotted lanternfly lay their eggs in the fall. Keep an eye out for adults until cold weather and for egg masses now through the winter. Learn what to look for and what to do if you find SLF in this Protector’s blog.