1) Generally I am not directly quoting anybody, unless you see quotation marks. All factual errors are mine!
2) Re: above-Corrections are appreciated!
Dan Karig, emeritus Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, briefly described our glacial history, mostly from the most recent Wisconsinan glaciation, as the ice advanced and retreated over thousands of years. Dr. Karig has a particular interest in Six Mile Creek and the Willseyville trough, so I listened carefully…and retained little. Between the slides he showed and the tantalizing hints of familiar names, I became anxious to add geologic history to the Big Picture of local ecology, and the intertwined pattern of life here in the Danby Divide. (In addition to intellectual curiosity, perhaps I am motivated by a younger life of yearly moves and a dsylexic sense of direction.)
After the lecture, he took us to the Ringwood Wildflower Preserve, where we were shown glacial features such as kettles (shallow bodies of water), kames (irregularly shaped mounds), and eskers (sinuous ridges made up of gravel,originally very steep). We also visited the Moss Creek moraine, mostly from our cars…