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Flora and Fauna

Hikers often encounter various plants and animals that can be annoying or even dangerous. Knowing what to do to avoid these "encounters" is better than knowing what to do afterward. Here are some web resources to get you started.

New York Invasive Species
Poisonous Plants (contributed by Megan Potter)
Invasive Plant List from NYS DEC
New York State Invasive Species Research Institute
New York State Invasive Species Public Map
USDA Resources for NYS
CRISP - Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership
Invasive Plant Council of New York State
USDA Invasive Species Info (NY)