Do clams have consciousness? Did our clams experience fear? Did they have any awareness of what had befallen them? Did they actually decide what to do? We really don’t know. We suspect that they may well have been equipped with some sort of automatic response system that allowed them to deal with what should have been a scary situation. We guess that we will never know for sure.
A look at the fossil record.
To geologists, there is a simple question. How did these waterfalls, with their hazards, come into existence? Haven’t waterfalls just always been there? Well no they haven’t; they were brought into existence by geological processes. We just have to be observant enough to figure out those processes.
Why is it that when a large group of mammoth bones are found, a disproportionate number of them are males?
Make your way to Rte. 214 and head north until you reach Stony Clove Gap. That’s a very sizable boulder at the Devil’s Tombstone Campground in the eastern Catskills.
The Mountain Top Arboretum, located just north of Tannersville, is home to a collection of mostly local and native tree species.
Good hiking weather is coming up soon enough. Maybe you should climb Overlook and see the geology up there for yourself.
It’s an important unit of time here in the Catskills.
Our intrepid local geology columnists examine signs of glaciers at North Lake’s Site 151.
Two geologists hike up to an old bluestone quarry and find some rare fossils.