Ninety miles north of New York City in Dutchess County lies Stissing Mountain and the village of Pine Plains. Here, as in other parts of the world, each individual feature of the landscape is the home of definite plants and animals whose lives depend upon their environment and upon each other.

This hall is intended to give you a better understanding of a living landscape.

In This Hall

Life in the Water

Life in the Water

This two-part section illustrates the cycle of nutrition and decay in the water and a lake's seasonal cycle.

Agriculture

Agriculture

This five-part diorama describes land use from before European settlement through the 1950's.

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Felix M. Warburg Hall of New York State Environment