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Spotted Lanternflies

By now you have probably become all too familiar with the latest invasive pest affecting the trees and plants of the mid-Atlantic region - the Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula.

The insect is a striking and some might say quite beautiful invasive planthopper that is native to Asia, mainly China, India, and Vietnam. It has since become established in South Korea, Japan, and the US. Only first discovered i...

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Monarchs in Trouble

It is not really news that Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Their numbers have been dropping steadily for the last twenty or more years. Last week, (August 2022) the International Union for the Conservation of Nature put the Monarch on their red list of species that are endangered. This holds no legal protections or incentives to help the Monarch, but it shows that scientists are justifiably worried.

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Goats are the G.O.A.T.

We don’t usually start talking about goats around here at the Arboretum until the fall.  We look forward to our furry friends from Green-Goats Farm in Rhinebeck, NY returning year after year, to help us clear the overgrowth in the daffodil bowl.  But I think about goats year-round!  In fact, I have a collection of goats here in my office – photos, figurines, stuffed animals, etc.  I also decorated a goat tree last year for our Festival of Trees event. Ev...

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