Springtime usually brings some much welcomed warmer weather to Frost Valley. Emerging from the soil along with this warmer weather are the beautiful spring ephemeral plants. The presence of these plants represents a short window of time before the forest canopy fills in and summer foliage takes over. This is deer density survey time, and it is a literal race against time for the Natural Resources and Environmental Science Department. The race begins as soon as maple sugaring season is over (April 5th this year) and must be finished before the ferns fill in and block our view of the forest floor.  An adequate area of the forest floor must […]

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In early April, the Frost Valley Green Team launched a staff-wide photo contest. In order to encourage the staff to spend more time enjoying our beautiful surroundings and the outdoors, the contest required participants to submit photos of nature taken during the month of April. Staff submitted over 20 photos which were displayed in the Dining Hall so staff could vote for their favorites in the following categories. Enjoy the photos from the winning submissions below: Macro: Alex Ritzheimer Sky: Tie for first- Dawn D’Auria and Talya Shlang Forest: Carmel Dorn Water and Best Overall: Talya Shlang

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The 2017 maple sugaring season at Frost Valley has recently come to an end. This season was an interesting one. The sap flowed at a slow and intermittent pace, but the season endured for longer than usual. The season got off to an early start with sap collection beginning in mid February. We fired up the evaporator for our first boil on February 22nd and concluded with our last boil on April 5th. By the end of the season we had boiled 14 times and produced a total of 290 gallons of syrup. This type of season is in stark contrast to the season we experienced last year. The 2016 […]

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