Newly Published Research Papers

MRG Director of Research & Education Chris Nagy, Ph.D. made significant contributions to two newly published research papers. In addition to providing raw data, Chris contributed analysis and writing help to the primary authors, both of whom were master’s students. Chris works hard to grow MRG’s network of collaborators, participate in larger studies, and to […]

Time to Clean Out Bluebird Boxes

Time to clean out last season’s Bluebird boxes! Bluebird scouts are checking out potential nesting sites for building their nests. Hopefully Bluebirds occupied your birdhouses, but you may find they were overtaken by Wrens, Swallows, or mice that filled them up with little sticks and other materials. Bluebirds may have built nest upon nest if […]

Spotlight on Research and Education, Winter 2022

Winter 2022 MRG publishes paper on deer management and forest regeneration One of the most pressing issues for land managers in the Northeast is addressing the impacts of super-abundant white-tailed deer. The suburbs and exurbs offer an almost-ideal habitat for deer – with patches of forest to offer food and refuge, large yards and gardens […]

Remember to Donate Before December 31

Making a gift to Mianus River Gorge this holiday season can be a gratifying experience that also will help us fulfill our mission in the coming year. Whether you choose to make a cash gift, a gift of securities, or join The Anable Society by indicating a bequest or giving a major gift for land […]

Gloria Anable (1900-1988) Honored Today

Pioneering female ichthyologist and conservationist honored by naming of a new, cryptic species of the fish genus Polymixia from Bermuda Gloria Elaine Hollister Anable, 1900–1988, is honored today by the naming of a new, formerly cryptic species of the spiny-rayed fish genus Polymixia. Species of Polymixia have been called ‘living fossils’ because of their unusual […]

Board Spotlight – Meet Kathryn Hoenig

Mianus River Gorge is grateful for the leadership and support of its Treasurer, Kathryn Hoenig. Kathryn has been a board member for five years, recently stepping into the role of Treasurer. She brings a wealth of experience from her professional career, community volunteer work, and from her participation on other boards. Kathryn’s contributions to the […]

Volunteers Making a Difference

It takes a great deal of effort to maintain the Mianus River Gorge and Taylor Preserves and their trails for visitors. MRG staff does what it can, but the stewardship staff is small. That’s why it is so important to have volunteers to help, particularly early in the season when we are cleaning up from […]

Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree

Since 2019, MRG has been involved in a partnership with the New York Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation and SUNY ESF to begin the restoration of the iconic American chestnut. American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was a keystone species of the eastern hardwood forest, as well as the tallest tree species in the east, until […]

Springtime = Bears

When spring arrives in these parts, are bears far behind? With more and more bear sightings in our own backyards, people have lots of questions about bear behavior. MRG’s Budd Veverka gave a talk recently to the Pound Ridge Land Trust board and community members. To learn all about black bears, you can watch Budd’s […]

Land Owner Resources

Buffers for Beauty As a neighbor, Mianus River Gorge works to protect the land and water sources within our shared watershed. A big part of our efforts are currently focused on the banks of the Mianus River and surrounding wetlands, and working with private landowners like you to protect them. With an understanding of your […]