Field Notes

American Brook Lamprey

June 19, 2019 Many people are familiar with the harmful and invasive sea lamprey that has caused problems in the Great Lakes. But did you know that...

Volunteer Stories

June 3, 2019 Read some stories of our wonderful volunteers below. Linda Forster Eddie Sullivan Dave Mathews
Field Notes

Conservation Easements / Loons

May 24, 2019 Much of the land GTRLC protects is on private land. We work with landowners to put what’s called a conservation easement on these these...
Field Notes

Trout Lily

April 26, 2019 The small and unique “trout lily” (Erythronium americanum) is one of the first spring ephemeral plant species to herald the arrival of spring.  This little native...
Field Notes


March 14, 2019 Have you ever seen those large knot-like structures protruding from a tree trunk and wondered what they are? These peculiar growths are called burls....
Field Notes

American Robin, A Spring Harbinger?

February 20, 2019 On cold, gray February days, our thoughts sometimes wander toward warmer temps and spring harbingers like the arrival of the American Robin. But the...