Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Signs of spring happening in nature now

Saturday, March 11, 2017

By Gretchen Reed
Poughkeepsie Journal

As we head into March, we’re thinking spring at Mohonk Preserve! I asked some of our staff to provide their favorite signs of spring.

Mohonk Preserve Director of Education Kathy Ambrosini noted that the preserve’s 120 years of weather records show that climate change is impacting one of spring’s early plant arrivals. “With the growing season now 10 days longer than a century ago, bloodroot, a wildflower common to moist woodlands, now blooms an average of 14 days earlier than it did in the 1930s.” Read more...