Spring Series 2018

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Spring in the Northeast means maple sugaring season. For a few precious weeks every year, in between the coldest days of winter and the warm days of spring, when days grow longer and nights remain freezing, sap flows from maple trees.

In the last installment of WAMC’s spring series, we head to a maple farm in Schenectady County.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

There is a type of treehouse in Dutchess County awaiting special visitors this spring. Not only do the nesting boxes aim to increase a declining Kestrel population in the mid-Hudson Valley, but an 11th-grader has taken on the project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has the latest installment of our spring series.

WAMC

When winter finally begins to loosen its grip, people in Springfield, Massachusetts can venture outside for a little recreation along the banks of the Connecticut River.

As the temperatures warm, the snow cover melts, and the days grow longer, the Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway beckons.

Jeremy Wilson, who lives in downtown Springfield, says he comes to the river walk often.

DEC

In what has become a rite of spring,  the Hannacroix eel net will be installed this afternoon in the Hannacroix Creek near the Albany/Greene County line. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has the next story in our spring series.

Spring Series: Bears, Birds, And The Berkshires

Apr 3, 2018

Humans aren’t the only ones eager to get back outside as the region reemerges from a long winter.

The warming days mean winter is almost over and a new season is upon us.  In the first part of WAMC’s seven-part series looking at spring traditions across the region, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at what has become our unofficial fifth season: mud season.