Measuring 30 to 36 inches high and with a wingspan that extends from six to seven feet, “Eagles are definitely conspicuous,” said naturalist Mark DeDea.
Almanac Weekly | Nature
Tuesday, Jan. 1: First Day Hikes are a growing New Year’s Day tradition.
Friday, December 21: For luck, the yule log should be either harvested on one’s own land or received as a gift – never tainted by the exchange of money.
Saturday, Nov. 17: In this show, Rossellini addresses the latest scientific discoveries about animal minds, intelligence and emotions.
The many cloudy and rainy days for the past weeks don’t bode well for a great autumn show of leaf color.
Six years ago, Craig Chapman noticed that nobody was renting kayaks by the Wallkill. “I wanted to be outside full-time, so I figured I’d hang out by the river one summer with some kayaks for rent, and the business took off from there.”
Saturday, October 6: Book talk at Slabsides with historian David Schuyler about his new book, Embattled River. Some of the conflicts that Schuyler documents are universally known: General Electric, the PCB contamination of the Hudson and the cleanup debate, for example. Others are news – startling news – to me: a major nuclear power facility with cooling towers proposed for the Esopus/Lloyd town line in the 1970s?
Lichen Walk this Saturday, October 6: This public garden situated on 178 acres above Tannersville is a stunning nature sanctuary. The nearly finished timber-frame Education Center designed by architect Jack Sobon features 21 native tree species.
Wednesday, Sept. 26: It’s said that, in centuries past, the spiral tusks of narwhals were regarded as proof of the existence of unicorns. Marine biologists studying this elusive cetacean today are discovering that this “horn” – in fact, an overgrown tooth – has ingenious if not magical properties.
Saturday, Sept. 15: Attendees can test drive electric cars and speak with energy efficiency and renewables experts. There will also be activities for kids, including a bicycle-decorating contest with prizes and wildlife education from Eric the Reptile Guy.