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Spring Is Coming on; Come on Out

The Quarry Gardens will open two weeks early with wildflower walks for groups of 10 or fewer. To join us, just go to quarrygardensatschuyler.org  and sign up on the Visit page. We'll assemble at the picnic pavilion and walk the trails. Anyone who wants to stay outside...

Fire!

Conditions were almost perfect (moderate temperature, dry leaf litter, light winds) for fires at The Quarry Gardens this week. Blazes swept over the three parking lot islands—which surveys have found to be extremely biodiverse—and over the prairie beneath the platform...

Where Has the Winter Gone?

    Our wonderful volunteers have braved four blustery February Fridays to begin  spring clean-up—removing excessive leaf litter and standing biomass from the plant galleries. Replacing seedheads with stubble has the effect of making everything look...

A Cultural Landscape!

A fine article about the Quarry Gardens is featured in the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s current newsletter:  https://tclf.org/quarry-gardens-schuyler   The foundation, located in Washington DC., was unknown to us until recently when a kind...
Looking Back . . .                 And Forward

Looking Back . . . And Forward

During 2019, some 1400 native plant enthusiasts, geologists, naturalists, environmental science educators, school and...

Want More Butterflies?

Want More Butterflies?

There's now an easy way to learn which of our native trees and shrubs host the greatest variety of butterfly and moth...

Biodiversity Hotspot!

Biodiversity Hotspot!

September 24, 2019. Who would guess that The Quarry Gardens parking lot islands could be a biodiversity hotspot? Devin...

Fine Fall  for Fungi

Fine Fall for Fungi

Abundant rain made for highly productive mushroom hunting this fall. Two forays of the Blue Ridge Mycological Society...

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Peak Color!

Peak Color!

Autumn color 2018 was late arriving to the Quarry Gardens, but some species—notably dogwood—were more brilliant than...

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Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors

In addition to the many individuals and families who visit for scheduled tours, we've hosted more than 40 groups this...

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Ready for Take-off

Ready for Take-off

Last weekend, a few days after a weeding party spotted Monarch butterfly caterpillars in the Visitor Center's...

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Bird Walk Opportunity

Bird Walk Opportunity

Ezra and Theo Staengl know birds. They also know the Quarry Gardens, having walked here often and supplied images and...

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