Citizen scientists of all ages (no special training or experience necessary) will be teamed with scientists and expert naturalists to study the wildlife, plants and biodiversity at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve.
The last glacier, which receded about 12,000 years ago from the Hudson Valley, wiped out all our native earthworms.
The new clinic in Phoenicia currently has only one doctor, neurologist Paul Mullin of Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley (MAHV), but the practice is looking to take on additional practitioners in family medicine, internal medicine, and mental health. Mullin, whose office opened on May 20 at 9 Ava Maria Drive, as part of the Kingston-based group, is already booked with patients, virtually back-to-back, for two weeks.
Saturday, June 1: This new pedestrian walkway on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge connects the east and west sides of the river as well as the inspirational estates of the two leading painters of the Hudson River School: Thomas Cole and Frederic Church.
A proposal by an entity called 850 Route 28 LLC owned by Tom Auringer of Long Island and Woodstock, would put two 120,000-square-foot buildings for a steel and precast concrete manufacturing operation on to the site of a former quarry adjacent to and surrounded by these state-owned wilderness lands.
In 2018, the state DEC listed the Wallkill River and several of its tributaries on a draft version of its “impaired waters” list.
Friday-Sunday, May 24-26: Since Bard College acquired Montgomery Place in 2016, the former seat of one of the branches of the Livingston family has become the “salon” hosting public events. Famous names long associated with Montgomery Place include architect Alexander Jackson Davis and landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing, but now visitors will have opportunities to learn about a lesser-known steward of this magnificent site overlooking the Hudson River, Alexander Gilson.
Polaris can be identified most easily right now, at nightfall in spring, because the Big Dipper hovers at its highest of the year.
Friday-Sunday, May 24-26: Go at your own pace on a self-guided tour of the Oliver Bronson House and other architecturally significant Hudson homes, each with a room that showcases the work of a local designer.
The brown marmorated stink bug has exploded since making its way to New York State in 2007, causing millions of dollars in crop damage and making a nuisance of themselves to homeowners. A new citizen-science program in the Hudson Valley is seeking help in distributing the samurai wasp, the stink bug’s natural predator.