Architectural Jointing

Fall Creek Gorge Tour

Architectural Jointing

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens

Point of Interest Details

Notice the shape of the flat rock faces of the gorge walls in front of you. The rock has fallen away along fractures that intersect at nearly right angles, an effect called architectural jointing. These rock ledges are ideal places for cliff-nesting birds such as the red-tailed hawk to build their nests.

Click the video link to view a one-minute video of red tailed hawks feeding their chicks in a nest in this gorge.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Fall Creek Gorge Tour


 

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