News and Our Environment

July Species Spotlight: Milkweed and Swallowwort

July 30, 2022

by Claire Hartl Milkweed Milkweed is a native plant that many people know as the host plant for the monarch butterfly. Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweeds, and the caterpillars […]

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Foragers and Herbalists: Stuffed Wild Grape Leaves

July 29, 2022

The perfect finger food: Stuffed wild grape leaves (dolmades) By Merrie Witkin  When John Le Carre coined the phrase “ the constant gardener” as the title for his  2001 political […]

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Kilns

July 26, 2022

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Glacial Features

July 26, 2022

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Lookout

July 26, 2022

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Fossils

July 26, 2022

Back to the interactive map: https://wallkillvalleylt.org/joppenbergh-interactive-map/   Resources https://geokansas.ku.edu/crinoids Geology of the Hudson Valley: A Billion Years of History by Steven Schimmrich

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Farming History

July 26, 2022

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Ski Jump History

July 26, 2022

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Cold Air Crevasse

July 18, 2022

  Throughout Joppenbergh mountain there are cold air crevasses created as a result of the large mine collapse. They are not stable enough to explore or enter. A cool feature […]

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Rock Slide

July 18, 2022

The rock slide can be viewed on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail This rock slide was first observed in 2011 after the heavy rainfall during Hurricane Irene.   Back to […]

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Glacial Erratics

July 18, 2022

The rocks in this area belong to the New Scotland Formation consisting of a fossiliferous shaley limestone: the same formation as the anticline outcrop. At this location, bedding and cleavage […]

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