April 28 to May 3, 2024

April 28 to May 3, 2024

After a sluggish start to spring with low water temperatures and very low salinity in the Tappan Zee, the estuary has warmed and become seasonally salty. This sems to have triggered some impressive catches by educators and biologists throughout the estuary. In the uplands, nesting bald eagles were still doing well and, in the air, spring migration of returning raptors has all but concluded.

March 30 to April 12, 2024

March 30 to April 12, 2024

Across our two Almanac weeks there were several highlights. However, the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse made the greatest impression on an overwhelming number of people. It is estimated that 50 million people across North America made time on April 8, pausing their daily schedules, to view the solar eclipse.

March 6 to March 15, 2024

March 6 to March 15, 2024

A regular entry for the Vernal Equinox (3/19) will appear in next week’s Almanac. However, the moment of the Equinox, the beginning of Year 31 for the Almanac, occurred in the present week. Recognizing this, we felt it was in the best interest of the Hudson River Almanac and our readers to include its origin story this week.

February 23 to March 1, 2024

February 23 to March 1, 2024

This was a week when the first of our amphibians risked their life and limb to get to the “other side.” This week’s full moon brought us a little more than usual, as well. And, with many bald eagle nests incubating, we begin to do the math on when hatches may occur.