We stand at the top of the falls and look down to see a glacier filling the valley below us; as we watch, it slowly rises up the canyon and then we have to step out of the way as it swells up over the falls themselves. We lift up into the air and turn around to watch as the flow of the ice continues on to South Lake. Geologists can do that sort of thing.
Sarvananda Bluestone’s blog entries for the past weekend capture the whiteness that blanketed the region and disrupted its power.
Perhaps the best thing about the new renovations at Kaaterskill Falls is the new side path.
Held weekly each February, the “Secrets of the Shawangunks” 2017 series highlights glaciers, the American chestnut, porcupines and wildfires.
Twilight won’t be the same without Venus hovering in the middle of it.
Honey bees are great and all, but did you know many native bees are actually better pollinators because the co-evolved with local plants?
Random evolution can’t explain the dragonfly’s wing. Unlike the evolution of giraffes’ necks, where any incremental increase in length would offer evolutionary advantages, a step-by-step process just wouldn’t work for a wing design. The wrong shape would be useless, and confer no advantage whatsoever.
Two of the nation’s top climate scientists told me that our region should see its greatest anthropogenic changes during winter nights. These are statistically the year’s coldest few weeks, with a normal high around freezing and normal nightly low around 13 degrees.
An astronomy professor at a small Midwestern college, along with some of his students, predicts that an odd type of exploding star called a red nova would appear in our skies five years from now.
“People who live here, hike here, cross-country ski here all thrive when there’s proper interaction. Sharing experiences, climbing, life, is beautiful and serious. You have to be properly prepared and get the right advice from experienced people. There’s value to that.”