Want to help the local bat population? Put up a bat house. It won’t save the bats from white-nosed syndrome, but it ups the odds that surviving bats will reproduce.
Across from the Pine View Bakery in Shokan, on Route 28, trees are lying helter-skelter on several acres of ground surrounded on three sides by forest. Contrary to rumor, it’s not going to be a parking lot for the forthcoming Ashokan Rail Trail.
With 2017 set to be a huge year for Lyme, and June and July the worst months for infections, it’s important to know what we’re up against.
This Solstice conjunction will be the most spectacular meeting of planets in our lives.
Saturday, June 24: Craig Chapman of New Paltz Kayaking Tours will supply rental kayaks and canoes at a cost of $10 each, or you can bring your own kayak to join the fleet.
“Our homes have been devalued. We had really private homes, and now there’s going to be a huge public parking lot…right across the road.”
Kind-hearted people rescue stray dogs and cats and find them homes, but Chris Layman does just the opposite when he rescues honeybees.
Succinctly defined by the National Wildlife Federation as “the study of how the biological world times natural events,” phenology matters to humans in a million different ways.
Viewed from New Paltz, Bonticou is that first notable white outcrop to the north of Sky Top. Some accounts claim that it was named after an early surveyor; others that the Bonte Coe (Spotted Cow in Dutch) was, like the Gilded Otter, one of the ships that brought European settlers to the area. Whatever it means, locals tend to pronounce it “Bontikyew,” not “Bontikoo.”
Some are pure fun. They’re fun either because they sound intriguing, or else denote a little-known phenomenon that deserves wider recognition.