Council Rock is an awesome glacial erratic on the Nature Center property that, legend has it, was host to Native American tribal councils hundreds of years ago.
It is certainly a highlight for hikers along our Forest Loop, and some Nature Center staff and volunteers this week just made it a little easier to get to.
We installed new log ‘steps’ along the hill portion of the trail to make it easier to climb and descend. The logs were all harvested from already downed trees on Nature Center property.
A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that is different in size and type of rock native to the area around it. “Erratics” take their name from the Latin word errare, and are carried by glacial ice, often over miles. Erratics can range in size from pebbles to large boulders.
Geologists identify erratics by studying the rocks surrounding the position of the erratic and the composition of the erratic itself.