Don Leopold discusses alvar landscape at Chaumont Barrens
June 14th, 2018

Donald J Leopold, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF describes the alvar landscape at Chaumont Barrens in northern New York.  6 minutes, filmed in 4k on the pavement barrens during late spring with peak flowers, including rare orchids, indian paintbrush and prairie smoke.

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Curran Ray P.
June 15, 2018 at 10:52 am

This is a very informative introduction to the alvar plant community found at Chaumont. According to the presentation there are very few acres of this landscape type in New York State, yet many unique and interesting plants are found here. One gets a good flavor for the harsh environmental conditions, including sounds of wind, that help to determine what can grow at this site.