When I was growing up in the small town of Hoosick Falls, NY, we were fortunate to live in a very unique location. Right next to door to our property was a large parcel of undeveloped, wooded land that was home to a stream and a pond. And right across the street from our house was an area affectionately referred to by town residents as the ‘athletic fields’.
A long narrow track of land virtually devoid of trees and other vegetation, it held the town’s basketball, baseball and softball fields as well as the community playground, swimming pool, skating rink and public golf course.
Where could my friends and I typically be found? Hanging out in the …(read more on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens).