Tonight’s Show: Birch Syrup with Mike Porter

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

On tonight’s show, From the Forest will be interviewing veteran maple producer & Catskill Forest Association’s Board President Mike Porter of Margaretville. Mike has been on before several times to talk about maple. However, this time around it’ll be on BIRCH; that’s right, BIRCH SYRUP. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ to learn more about tapping birch trees for syrup.

When a short downpour stops, I have learned that two things occur near wooded areas. One, is that mushrooms start popping up from beneath the forest floor & out of rotting wood. Two, is that deer begin to pop out of the woods and into fields, lawns, and roadways. I must have seen over 20 deer crossing the road last night after that rain. They waited out the storm first, and then fed heavily afterwards.

May the forest be with you,
Ryan Trapani
Education Forester
Catskill Forest Association

“From the Forest” is a radio show hosted by the Catskill Forest Association (CFA) each Wednesday evening from 6PM – 7PM on WIOX ROXBURY 91.3 FM. WIOX is an FCC licensed full power Class A radio station assigned to Roxbury NY. The station began broadcasting on August 27, 2010. WIOX is a community partner of WSKG Public Media. Live and local programs are produced by a staff of more than 85 community volunteers. The signal is sent from the studios at the former Masonic Lodge on Bridge Street in Roxbury – the heart of the Catskill Mountains region – to the world... at 91.3 FM, via the internet ( and on your smartphone (download the free iPhone app or use TuneIn).