One of the remaining frontiers of New York geology is the Catskill Mountains. 380 million years ago the Catskills region was a broad, sloping landscape, between Andes-size Appalachians in New England and a shallow sea to the west. Rivers carried great volumes of sand and mud from the eroding mountains. Some of Earth’s oldest forests covered adjacent floodplains. Come explore recent discoveries of these ancient Catskill lands with geologist Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten. Call 872-0800 for more information.
Saturday, February 11, at 2pm at Thacher Nature Center