At the end of the Ice Age, the last ice sheet began to melt back from the New York City region about 14,000 years ago, leaving behind a layer of clays, sands and pebbles, as well boulders known a glacial erratics. Glacial Erratics are made up of rock materials not generally found in their immediate surroundings.
This large boulder, found in the Native Plant Garden at the New York (Bronx) Botanical Garden — known as Split Rock — is a glacial erratic.
Split Rock is composed of Yonkers gneiss, which is different from the local bedrock. The split in this boulder was likely caused by an ancient freezing and thawing cycle thousands of years ago.
Do you like to Rock? I sure do. But most of the music I hear these days, it just does not Rock. So, I am very excited to post this rocking new video by LA-based rock band Together Pangea, which is for their fun song called “Snakedog.” I like it! It’s super old school in a Rock-meets-Punk sort of way and, to me, sounds totally original despite reminding me of an ancient LA Punk band from the late 70s called The Flyboys, that no one remembers. Also, don’t tell me you don’t hear a little “Free Bird” in there, because you do. Snake Dog! Download“Snakedog” for Free at This Link, and enjoy The Rockingness!