Albany Pine Bush News

Now this is the kind of Fall weather that I love!  And what a delight to be working outdoors!  The new trails in Blueberry Hill are partially marked and we are on schedule to have them officially opened up by the end of the month.  Seed collection is in full force with all species being ripe and ready to collect – we have been finishing up the Desmodium collection and will be moving onto Horsemint and the big grasses next.  Additionally, the new “Hungerkill Barrens” Trailhead Kiosk has been installed and that area of the preserve is all finished up for now.  Feel free to go check it out.  Dave and Tyler (our seasonal staff) did a really nice job building the kiosk from scratch!  Finally, we have re-entered burn season here at the preserve, and will be attempting a prescribed burn whenever the weather permits.  Lots going on!  Thanks so much to Rosemarie who is leading one of the upcoming seed collection weekend events, and thanks to everyone who volunteered to help out if needed.  Our volunteers are the best!  Have some fun out there and enjoy this gorgeous weather!
~Jesse Hoffman, Preserve Steward

Jesse @ 5:22 pm

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