Category Archives: News

The former owners of the Stone House donate 115 acres of open land to Somers Land Trust

(Somers, NY) – The family of Robert and Christine Beshar, former owners of the iconic Stone House Farm on Somerstown Road north of Somers hamlet, donated the open land adjoining their beloved Stone House on Friday, April 21st to the … Continue reading

The Rewilding School

https://www.rewildingschool.com/ The Rewilding School offers connection between people and nature, and between each other. Our programs offer educational enrichment and personal growth for participants of all ages.

Family Forest Weekend – Angle Fly

James Reynold Day flier Family Forest Weekend – Angle Fly

Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative Becomes a Regional Conservation Partnership

Original Release:  January 25, 2016 For Immediate Release Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative Becomes a Regional Conservation Partnership At a September meeting of Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative partners, the group announced that it has become a regional conservation … Continue reading

Annual Meeting

  Don’t miss the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 pm.  Learn about the progress on the Reynolds House and the exciting plans your Land Trust has for Angle Fly Preserve in the year ahead.    

Deer Exclosure at Angle Fly Preserve

The deer exclosure under construction. Note the barrenness of the understory and the forest floor.  Photo copyright Lauretta Jones.

There was a time, long ago and 500 miles away, when I saw marvelous things in the woods: countless small trees rushing up to meet their taller kinfolk, shrubs sheltering invisible twittering birds, blankets of bright wildflowers changing through the … Continue reading

Monarch Butterflys

Photo copyright Lauretta Jones

Ten miles of trails have been cut through Angle Fly Preserve by the irrepressible volunteers of the Somers Land Trust and Friends of Angle Fly. The trails are well-blazed with maps posted at kiosks. The oldest trails feature well-trod footbeds … Continue reading

What Middle Schoolers Want to Know: “What poisonous plants should I be aware of in Westchester?”

Poison plants copyright L Jones

Jimmy, a sixth grader in Mrs. Antonnucci’s class at Somers Middle School asked: “What poisonous plants should I be aware of in Westchester?” This is an important question because some plants should not be eaten while others should not even … Continue reading

What Middle Schoolers Want To Know: “What kinds of birds are in Somers?”

Image from top left, clockwise: Great Blue Heron, nest with eggs, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Oven Bird, Wild Turkey, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.

This is the second column inspired by questions from Mrs. Antonucci’s 6th grade class at Somers Middle School. This week I will attempt to do justice to Laura’s question, “What kinds of birds are in Somers?” There are many ways … Continue reading

What Middle Schoolers Want to Know: “What birds eat the thistle seed?”

Photo copyright MDF, Wikipedia Commons

Nature is a rich and generous educator. Simply walking though the woods, into a meadow or along a stream stimulates the curious mind. Simple questions arise that lead to knowledge, insight and ever-deeper questions. On the same walk, one can … Continue reading