The media will call it a Supermoon, astronomers will call it lunar perigee, and Hudson River tides will be stronger than usual.
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.
Bob Berman’s latest book plays right into the shock-and-awe, End Times and catastrophe zeitgeist. Just take a second – or a minute as the case may be – to pronounce its full title in your mind’s mouth: Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns and Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe.
The Wallkill Valley Land Trust has secured a conservation easement to permanently preserve and protect 57 acres in Gardiner as open space. The property, owned by Ray and Anne Allbright Smith, is a critical habitat that supports 106 documented individual Eastern Box Turtles and is recognized as an important wildlife area.
We caught a lucky break with the clouds, and were able to see the total lunar eclipse the other week.
Currently numbering some 40 members, the Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Photographers provide the organization with a steady supply of new images capturing the many facets of the mountains. The images they record are used to build awareness about the Preserve.
Wednesday, January 30: Vassar Brothers science lecture series to examine the Moon, Lyme disease & penguins.
With a gift from the Thomas and Corinne Nyquist Foundation, Historic Huguenot Street will host four seasonal nature walks at the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mohonk Preserve led by ethno ecologist and founder of Wild Hudson Valley Justin Wexler, who specializes in folklore and land use among the native people of the Hudson Valley.
Measuring 30 to 36 inches high and with a wingspan that extends from six to seven feet, “Eagles are definitely conspicuous,” said naturalist Mark DeDea.
Why does each cell in our body have 90 trillion atoms, roughly the same as the number of stars in our home galaxy cluster?