Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Season creep: Nature preserves point to long-term climate change

Thursday, February 28, 2013

By Michael Risinit. from the Journal News.

The high temperature on a recent day amid the forest and ridges of the Mohonk Preserve in Ulster County was 29 degrees; the low was 17.

The preserve’s conservation science director, John Thompson, noted the readings from two thermometers hanging inside a white wood box behind the Mohonk Mountain House resort. His pencil scribblings on a slip of paper would be added to the preserve’s collection of more than 42,000 daily weather observations, a streak begun when Grover Cleveland was in the White House. See full article online or view as a PDF.