By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 3:15 pm
Blue Mtn. Photos found a hidden waterfall in Blue Mountain, near Saugerties, last week and snapped this photo of it, which he posted to the Watershed Post Flickr pool. He says that it wasn't easy to get the shot: I think it's just over the County line... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 - 3:11 pm
A curator at the National Museum of American History has spent three years trying to answer a question that has perplexed scientists and historians: Was Levi Hill a fake? Hill, a 19th-century Baptist minister in West Kill, claimed to have invented color... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Apr. 11, 2010 - 1:58 pm
Warm days, not too much wind, and spring flowers exploding into bloom: a perfect recipe for pollination. This orange-belted bumblebee (Bombus ternarius) was hard at work around noon today on a cherry bush in Delhi. Photo by Lissa Harris.
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010 - 2:52 pm
A recent addition to the Historical Marker Database: The plaque honoring the New Paltz Patentees, French Hugenots who settled the banks of the Walkill in 1677. The HMDB is building an "illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2010 - 11:55 pm
Pure Catskills, the local-food-and-farms program run by the Watershed Agricultural Council, is running a photo contest. Instructions from their blog: Each photo entered will: • Feature a local farm and/or food theme • Feature a location or a business in... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2010 - 8:07 pm
Ah, the miracle of modern digital photography. This may look like an Instamatic print from a battered box marked "Spring 1967," but this nostalgia-hued snapshot of the ice on North-South Lake was taken last week. Photo by Flickr user Catskills Grrl. All... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 2, 2010 - 2:13 pm
Trout season officially began in New York yesterday, to the delight of zillions of anglers (and the Catskills businesses that depend on them). The DEC says it's going to be a great year: The state has experienced two consecutive summers of cool wet... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 - 9:52 pm
Sally Moon in Olive got some great photos yesterday of water spilling over the Ashokan dam.
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2010 - 2:08 pm
A barn in Saugerties lifts a hopeful face toward spring. Photo by Flickr user Blue_Mtn_Photos, posted in the Watershed Post pool on Flickr. All rights reserved.
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010 - 10:03 am
March means lots of new lambs at Catskill Merino, a small sheep-raising and yarnmaking farm in Goshen--and lots of work for the farmer. Leaving, I swept the flashlight around the blackness of the yard seeing its beam reflected by many pairs of sheep... Read more