Happy New Year from the AWSMP!

Posted on: December 24th, 2019 by Leslie_Zucker

Hap­py hol­i­days to all from the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram. The pro­gram staff at the Ulster Coun­ty Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict and Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster Coun­ty wish you and yours a Hap­py New Year!

Common Winterberry

Com­mon Win­ter­ber­ry. Pho­to by Kat­ja Schulz

Did you know com­mon win­ter­ber­ry (Ilex ver­ti­cil­la­ta) is a hol­ly native to the Catskills? After the native shrub los­es its leaves each autumn, you are left with bright­ly col­ored berries packed on stems. What a beau­ti­ful way to add col­or to the win­ter land­scape! Win­ter­ber­ry thrives in the moist woods bor­der­ing streams and is easy to grow with few dis­eases and pests.