Bridging 70 years of wildflower monitoring to examine regional climate change

In the earliest days of the Mianus Gorge Conservation Committee, as Mianus River Gorge was originally known, the founders were fascinated with the flora and fauna they found here. They contacted biologists, botanists and other professionals to help them catalog the biodiversity of the Mianus River Gorge. Beginning in the mid 1950s, Dr. Henry A. […]

MRG’s Chris Nagy interviewed on Fox at 5

Watch the video here. An especially large coyote–that looked a lot like a wolf–was sighted in Central Park. Gotham Coyote Project co-founder Chris Nagy was called in to explain that the eastern coyote is indeed part wolf, the result of decades of cross-hybridization between the two species. “They all have some wolf ancestry, meaning that […]

Spotted Lanternfly

Intro to SLF The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has recently made its way to the Mianus River Gorge and surrounding areas. Native to China, the spotted lanternfly was first discovered in the US in Pennsylvania in 2014, but was not detected at the Gorge until 2022. Just one year after their arrival, […]

Spotted Lanternfly Biology

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has recently made its way to the Mianus River Gorge. Native to China, the spotted lanternfly was first discovered in the US in 2014, but was not detected at the Gorge until 2022. The spotted lanternfly has now been seen in at least 14 states, primarily in […]

FORMER INTERN SPOTLIGHT

Meet Tim Morris, Fierke Lab, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology SUNY ESF In the summer of 2016, I was lucky to intern at MRG where I was exposed to the basics of conducting field experiments and hands-on research regarding invasive species. That experience helped shape my academic trajectory. The work with invasive species lead […]

RAP Update

MRG’s Research Assistantship Program (RAP) awards grants to graduate students in ecology, environmental science, and conservation who are doing field studies for their M.S. or Ph.D. The awards offer $10,000 over two years for Master’s degree candidates and $15,000 over three years for Ph.D.’s. We currently have two Ph.D. students in the program, Andy Cortese […]

Hemlocks 2023

MRG inoculated another 1,000 eastern hemlock trees against the hemlock woolly adelgid and hemlock scale in 2023. Click here to view a video that walks you through the hemlock forest. With your help, Mianus River Gorge can continue the important work of preventing the demise of this diverse forest that supports rare wildflowers, over 100 […]

Bear Safety

Bear Safety is a hot topic. In case you missed MRG Director of Land Management Budd Veverka’s bear talk at the Pound Ridge Library, you may wish to view it here. Enter passcode: 7OrWm7*$ https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/375Z7NUJet8khrUS_rfIgjyrPZGaOPt2o4AstAFycxEwIVEKcxVa0DcNKUzV5wio.cqhJo98QnfkUDCht

Check out Sarah’s summer internship

MRG’s College Internship in Suburban Ecology hosts four college-age students for 10 weeks every summer. Here’s a synopsis of Sarah’s vernal pool project. Click here to view her video.

Thank You to our College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) Summer Interns

The College Internship in Suburban Ecology Program (CISE) offers summer internships to college students and recent graduates who are interested in learning about the unique challenges facing urban/suburban natural resource managers. Through a variety of research and land management projects, interns are trained in the skills needed to pursue a successful career in the environmental […]