By Frances Marion Platt. New Paltz Times.
In theory at least, the Shawangunk Ridge is home to bobcats and the occasional cougar. But who among us - even longtime diehard hikers - has ever caught a glimpse of one, aside from the stuffed and mounted specimens in the Mohonk Preserve Visitors' Center? Not many, to be sure. As in most of wild America, the "apex perdators" are long gone from our local ecosystem. See full article.