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Rip Van Winkle Heron

Our Natural World: Herons and What Happened to Those Ducklings?

 I saw a... wait, what is that at the pond? Those beautiful birds are called herons. There are 64 species of heron, with the blue heron…  read more →

Bees buzzing at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds

Our Natural World: Bees Buzzing at Rip's

 I saw bees!  The bees are buzzing at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds! We don’t normally have more bees than anywhere else. However, for a…  read more →

Rip Van Winkle Ducks

Our Natural World: Ducklings

When you're camping in the Catskills you're bound to come across all kinds of wonderful wildlife. We've seen baby bears nearby, baby deer walking…  read more →

baby bear at Rip's

Our Natural World: Summer Solstice and Baby Bears

The Summer Solstice on June 21st marks the beginning of the summer season - but not everywhere.  South of the equator, it marks the start of the…  read more →

Deer Watching workers

Our Natural World

After a winter locked up inside, there is nothing like the smell of spring. The weather is a bit warmer during the day but nights are still cold. Many…  read more →