On Friday night we went on a Woodcock watch with a few people including the naturalist of the park, Dick Davis. He is very knowledgeable about everything in the area. He took us to a spot where Jefferson's and Spotted Salamander breed but unfortunately none were around. There were many egg masses however. We were successful in finding American Woodcocks. We were able to observe 2 on the ground and a few others doing their flight displays.
The next morning we started off with a bird hike. I would be giving a presentation later in the day for a group of people that are part of a Getaway Weekend. Many of these people were present and everybody was able to have great views of Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Bluebird, and Yellow-rumped Warbler. The birdwalk was followed by a talk about tree rings which I unfortunately missed while I was hiking around the park (I heard it was very good). I was able to see some of the demonstration in the field which was very interesting. Then there was a presentation about the history of the local geology then I gave mine. We will probably post segments of mine in the future but we have not used video very often and have lots to learn about it.
Big Clifty Falls. This falls is about 60 feet tall.