Fear of the Walking Tick

tick on leaf

A lot of people fear snakes, ghosts, carbs and sugar, but we have the fear of the walking tick. Thirteen years ago we started hiking. We would go early to Carmel NY, have a small BBQ or picnic and set off on our hike. We were aware of these tiny critters then and would make […]

Shawangunk Ridge State Forest Cleanup

Shawangunk Ridge Forest Trash

We often go to different parts of the Shawangunk Ridge state forest for hiking. The one we went to today is towards Ellenville NY (Or as Wendy Williams calls it ‘Ellen’). Anyway, this is a great trail that offers views, small waterfalls and plenty of nature, and trash. At first, the trail seemed clean but […]

Picking Up Trash for Earth Day 2020 at the Bashakill Marsh

Pepsi Cola Can

Earth Day is on April 22nd and so is my birthday. This makes me want to go out and be even more connected with earth. So, each year we try to do something, however small it may be. It makes my heart feel good and we really need it during these quarantine times. Trash at […]

Panoramic Gallery of Basha Kill Wildlife Refuge in Wurtsboro on 4/21/20

We checked the weather and it said you have 2 hours before it downpours. The weather man is usually 99.999% wrong but we didn’t want to chance it. We went for a short hike by the Basha Kill Wildlife Refuge Center in Wurtsboro NY. We live in Wurtsboro for 7 years now but been here […]

Cleaning Bashakill for Earth Day 2020

Red-Winged Blackbird

Did you know that Earth Day is on April 22nd? I do because it’s also my birthday. Every year we try to do something special like clean around the house, plant trees and pick up trash on the trails. This year due to Covid-19, a lot of volunteers are staying home and Earth Day cleanup […]