I have read somewhere that a pond can contain examples of virtually every single major group of animals on the planet. Little did I know that I would have been privileged to experience this phenomenal event right in my back yard.
Special relativity was evolutionary and isn’t that hard to understand. But general relativity theory seemingly came from outer space; it had very little precedent and was truly an act of genius.
Esopus Creek Conservancy is sponsoring a free guided kayak and canoe tour of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve on Saturday, May 13.
A shrine for devotees of horticulture, it’s the earliest surviving private garden created by one of America’s most celebrated and influential landscape designers, Beatrix Farrand. While most of her gardens have been lost to time, notable exceptions include the Rockefellers’ Eyrie Garden in Maine, large portions of the Princeton and Yale campuses and Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, DC: indisputably one of the great gardens of the world.
The six-mile loop trail will lead directly from the Village of New Paltz to the Mohonk Preserve and the Shawangunk Ridge.
Finding glycine among the raven clouds of night, amidst the Milky Way that spreads across the heavens these very nights, is stunning.
Streamy McStreamface, take a back seat: There’s a new frontrunner in the contest to name the small waterway that passes behind the Rosendale Recreation Center on Route 32.
Let’s be honest: You don’t want to fiddle with charts, and you’d like your astronomy fun and easy. Well, here it is.
Practitioners of four faith traditions — Lutheran, Sufi Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist — will join in an Earth Day Observance at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper. Sponsored by the Woodstock Interfaith Council, the panel discussion will address spiritual approaches to stewardship of the environment, followed by an outdoor ceremony in view of the mountain and a community dinner prepared by monastery staff.
The world was opening up to scientific study in the 18th century, and many men took up the study of botany. Jane Colden is the first female on record to have done so. And her Flora — Nov Eboracensis is one of the most extensive botanical studies of a single region carried out at the time.