Natural History

The natural environment has had a substantial impact on the character of the community we enjoy today at Seneca Rocks. Obviously, the rocks themselves have drawn climbers here since the 1930s, but there is more to it than that. The community of locals that have roots here have long been shaped by the hollows and hills that surrounded ancestral homesteads. To know the full story of Seneca demands an appreciation of the natural world. From the rocks and hills themselves, to the pioneering lichen which colonize the rocks, to the fish in the streams, this section of the website aims to shed some light on the beautiful ecosystem surrounding Seneca Rocks.