Spring in the Hudson Valley
During Earth Week in April, we pay special attention to our environment. However, the work of caring for the land and waters around us is a daily effort. Environmental organizations, research institutions, colleges and universities, watershed groups, local officials, and community volunteers all help to conserve, restore, and protect these special places.
While some of this work is now on pause, it is both reassuring and comforting to know that despite the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are having an on-time arrival of spring in the Hudson River watershed. Eagles and great horned owls have nestlings; osprey and great blue herons are on eggs, and the results of a successful amphibian migration season can be observed in woodland pools. Juvenile glass eels continue to make their way from the Sargasso Sea into tidal estuaries like the Hudson, transforming into fresh water creatures as they migrate into streams and tributaries. Below are recent observations of this activity from the weekly nature journal, Hudson River Almanac. Subscribe!