Nature

Beavers help shape New Paltz’s Mill Brook Preserve

Beavers help shape New Paltz’s Mill Brook Preserve

Beavers serve as nature’s hydroengineers, creating ponds and lakes, diverting streams, slowing stormwater runoff and designing landscapes that welcome a myriad of waterfowl and fauna. Not the least of these is the great blue heron, which can often be seen perched in or around the beaver lodge at the Mill Brook Preserve in New Paltz.

Night Sky: God and the geniuses

Night Sky: God and the geniuses

I’m periodically asked if I’ve seen evidence among the stars of a Creator. I always dodge such questions, directed my way for over 30 years. They arise because many, when searching for the Big Picture in this huge confusing universe, think astronomers may have a heightened perspective of what’s going on.

Mohonk Preserve and Roost Studios host plein-air art walk, auction

Mohonk Preserve and Roost Studios host plein-air art walk, auction

Mohonk Preserve and Roost Studios, Inc. of New Paltz have collaborated to create a plein air art walk and auction, an inspirational project connecting land, art and community, at the Mohonk Preserve Testimonial Gateway Trailhead, on Sunday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Testimonial Gateway Trailhead is located at 35 Route 299 in New Paltz.