Meet Nancy Walker
Nancy Walker of Unity and her husband Glenn became interested in working with the Conservation District two years ago, when they attended the Winter Tree ID Naturalist program. Nancy has attended 7 out of the 14 Naturalist Series programs that have been offered in the past 3 years. Shortly after their first program, they donated a granite bench to the Sullivan County Complex in memory of both their parents, which today graces Jessie’s Trail to the Eco-Ag Center. Since then, N
Mistletoe: Mischief or Mayhem?
How did a semi-parasitic plant that lives in the treetops become a playful symbol of romance? According to the History Channel, "many ancient cultures prized mistletoe for its healing properties. The Greeks were known to use it as a cure for everything." In ancient Norse mythology, Frigg, the goddes of love, declared mistletoe a symbol of love and vowed to plant a kiss on all those who passed beneath it. By the 18th century, stealing a kiss beneath the mistletoe became a comm