If you’ve been walking, hiking, maybe even raking in your backyard, chances are that you’ve taken in that fetid dead-animal aroma that appears to be wafting over the Hudson Valley. The cause? Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, better known as EHD, is a viral disease that is killing local white-tailed deer.
The Open Space Institute, in coordination with research scientist and Cub Scout representative Christopher Nadareski, recently released four rehabilitated peregrine falcons on OSI’s River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz.
No matter where you’re coming from, or where you’ve been, when you arrive the Hudson Valley, you’ve entered a scenic paradise.
When we reach the nights of August 11 and 12, we will see a meteor every two minutes or so, especially if we’re away from the lights of town. But there’s a secret sinister untold story behind these lovely shooting stars. It involves their origins.
If you’re looking for a themed garden, or staring at some empty pots you bought at a yard sale or a plot of ground that you’ve been meaning to till and plant, why not start with pollinator-friendly native plants?
It’s the best comet since Hale-Bopp graced our skies in 1996. And it’s easy to find. From any location with an unobstructed view toward the northwest – just right of where the sun set – look about a quarter of the way up the sky at 10 p.m..
This summer offers lots of Covid-safe entertainment in the night sky. And the price is right.
The plan calls for this section of the rail-trail to be widened to approximately twelve feet, with crushed stone as the main surface material, raised crosswalks at every intersection, signage and wayfinding maps. The plan also proposes a shade structure, stone benches, amphitheater seating, a wooden fence, stools and tables, and landscaping around the area of the trail that border.
Shady Lane, at the entrance to the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, draws visitors on pleasant summer days. The preserve does not have a parking lot, however, and visitors park along Shady Lane and Appletree Drive, sometimes crossing over residents’ lawns and blocking the roads.
The recently-purchased harvester that will be used to clear weeds from the Esopus Creek has been placed in the water.