Purple Pitcher Plants and Peat Bogs

Purple Pitcher Plants and Peat Bogs

Nutrient-poor bogs force plants to get creative, perhaps none more so than the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Its dramatic, specialized leaves form multicolored ‘pitchers’ that fill with rain and snow, hosting tiny self-contained ecosystems—like the bogs themselves.

Former Andrews Family Forestland Becomes New Richmond Town Forest

Former Andrews Family Forestland Becomes New Richmond Town Forest

Located on Route 2 near the Monitor Barns, Richmond’s new 428-acre town forest is a mile from the village center. The property has long been in the Andrews family as part of Gray Rocks Farm, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the past...
Bullard Lumber Conserves Forest in Eden and Hyde Park

Bullard Lumber Conserves Forest in Eden and Hyde Park

Bullard Lumber, which first began operation in the 1800s, was known for a unique processing method that turned green maple into golf tees at a mill in North Hyde Park. During the 1950s and ‘60s, the company was the largest golf tee manufacturer in the world, producing...