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What the Preserve Has Meant to Rensselaerville

BY CYNTHIA OLSON The following composition, a copy of which is in the archives of the Rensselaerville Historical Society, was written in 1956 by 11-year-old Cynthia Olson as part of an essay contest on the occasion of the Huyck Preserve’s … Continue reading

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The Bee Man: Jerome G. Rozen Jr., Ph.D.

Jerome (Jerry) Rozen is a world-renowned entomologist and bee expert at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. And he’s a great friend of the Huyck Preserve. He joined the board of directors in the mid-1980s … Continue reading

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Table of Contents

A Labor of Love—Writing the History of a Research Station Ego Observations: Bees vs. Dinosaurs Bats, Bats, Bats Tagging Frogs Biological Field Stations Are Critical Laboratories for Environmental Scientists What’s in a Field Station? Beech Knoll Cottage The Mill House Gang Rescuing Historic Papers After a Flood G. … Continue reading

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September 24: On This Day, the Research Station Was Founded

It was on this day (September 24) in 1938 that the Huyck Preserve Board of Directors voted to establish a biological research station at the Preserve. Continue reading

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August 5: The Birthday of David Weininger

August 5 was the birthday of David Weininger, born in Brooklyn, New York (1952), and raised in Schenectady. He was considered a visionary and pioneer in the field of chemical informatics and he’s known for inventing a chemical nomenclature system … Continue reading

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July 6: The Birthday of Kennard F. Stephenson Jr.

On this day in 1926, my father, Kennard Frierson Stephenson Jr., was born. He grew up in Loudonville, New York, but spent his summers in Rensselaerville, where he met my mother, Ann Elmore, daughter of Katharine Huyck and Lee Elmore … Continue reading

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Scarneck, the Huyck Preserve Snapping Turtle

  Savage, sinister, vicious. A reptilian terror. These are just some of the words biologists have used to describe the ferocious snapping turtle. He lives in muddy rivers, streams, ponds, or marshes. He’ll embed himself in the mud and look … Continue reading

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The Beast from Lake Myosotis

  You may be familiar with such New York State monsters as Champ (the Lake Champlain monster), Adirondacks Bigfoot, or the Kinderhook Creature, but did you ever hear of the Beast of Lake Myosotis? In the 1960s, people in Rensselaerville … Continue reading

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The Many Lives of Lincoln Pond Cottage

Tired from the day’s dull task I steal away At evening to a pond where willows grow Against the taller hemlock’s dark array; And crowning all, great sun-swept hills aglow.            (Excerpt from a poem, “Lincoln … Continue reading

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Lincoln Pond (poem)

By Edmund Niles Huyck Tired from the day’s dull task I steal away At evening to a pond where willows grow Against the taller hemlock’s dark array; And crowning all, great sun-swept hills aglow. A little pond where peaceful breezes … Continue reading

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