Stella Rowan Prairie

After arriving in Texas recently for a visit, my sister (a master naturalist) took me to Stella Rowan Prairie. SRP is a rare, tiny remnant of the original grassland prairies that once covered the Great Plains – before much of them were wiped out by development and agriculture. It ironically resides in the middle of … More Stella Rowan Prairie

2017 March for Science – Albany NY

Albany’s March for Science was a great time today. This area is a hotbed of scientific activity, with numerous colleges (including the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and RPI), a variety of elite hospitals (like Albany Medical Center and St Peter’s), and science centers like GE Global Research and Global Foundries in Malta. So it … More 2017 March for Science – Albany NY

Albany’s 2017 St Patrick’s Day Parade

Albany, NY has many residents who proudly proclaim their Irish roots. It’s even the home of the Irish American Heritage Museum. So St Patrick’s Day is a really popular occasion in the area. The festivities usually start off with the St Patrick’s Day parade, which occurs on the Saturday before March 17th. This year’s parade … More Albany’s 2017 St Patrick’s Day Parade