adirondacks + wildlife   942

DEC Considers Expanding Bear-Canister Regs
"Now, bear canisters are required only in the nearby eastern High Peaks Wilderness—from April 1 to November 30."
news  adirondacks  hike  camp  forestpreserve  wildlife  conservation  dec  bear 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Volunteers wanted: Annual Adirondack Loon Census
"The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8 to 9 a.m."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation  bird 
june 2017 by adirondacks
Hunting Guide Pleads Guilty In Deaths Of Protected Birds
"Saiff is also the owner and operator of Bill Saiff Outdoors and Seaway Waterfowl Professionals."
news  adirondacks  hunt  crime  jeffersoncounty  conservation  bird  wildlife 
may 2017 by adirondacks
BATS: Our Flying Mammal Neighbors
"What bat species grace our lovely Adirondack Park?  Of Earth’s thousand-plus bat species (second most species-rich mammal order after rodents), we have nine."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation 
may 2017 by adirondacks
A New Algonquin-to-Adirondack Trail is Inspired by a Meandering Moose
"It could be a symbolic connection between the lands and people of the region."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  wildlife  moose  border  canada  newyork 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Research finds increase of infected ticks in the North Country
"Paul Smith's College researchers and the New York State Department of Health collect and test ticks for five different pathogens that could affect humans."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  paulsmiths 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Melting, Mating, and Moving: Adirondack Life in Early Spring
"Movement is as central to wildlife as are food, air, water, and cover; yet it also brings risks – especially in a world fragmented by roads and other human development."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  weather 
march 2017 by adirondacks
Summer bad news for bears
"DEC fielded an unusually high number of complaints about run-ins with bruins this year."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  essexcounty  highpeaks  dec  bear  conservation  hike  camp  climb 
december 2016 by adirondacks
Protecting Black Bears in New York
"Black Bears are among the most intelligent and versatile of eastern residents, and have many traits that make them similar to hominids – our family of the primate order."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bear  newyork  conservation  hunt 
november 2016 by adirondacks
Watertown's Crow Hazing Starts Up For Another Year
"Even though the crows don't cause any harm, they cause some damage, so to speak." - maybe they are just here for a better life?
news  adirondacks  jeffersoncounty  watertown  wildlife  conservation 
november 2016 by adirondacks
N.Y. offering free tablets to kill mosquito larvae as plan to combat Zika virus
"Residents can get the tablets by calling the state's Zika hotline at 888-364-4723."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  zika  newyork 
august 2016 by adirondacks
Bear attacks cattle in Bolton, is target of state trapping effort
"DEC spokeswoman Emily Kilburn confirmed that the agency has set a trap to catch the bear, but as of Thursday morning, the trap remained empty."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  bear  lakegeorge  warrencounty  dec  conservation 
july 2016 by adirondacks
Beware of ticks, especially in Keene
"Keene and Keene Valley are often considered epicenters of hiking, biking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits, but the area is becoming known as an epicenter for another, not so flattering thing: Lyme disease."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  weather  essexcounty  keene  keenevalley  hike  camp 
june 2016 by adirondacks
On Lyon Mountain, a rare songbird makes itself heard (audio)
"Up above 3,000 feet, the dawn light was like thin milk, but the air was full of musical color, one songbird giving way to the next."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  clintoncounty  lyonmt  conservation 
june 2016 by adirondacks
What you need to know about black flies this season in the Adirondacks
"These pesky, biting flies often swarm around humans, leaving multiple, painful bites on any exposed skin."
news  adirondacks  weather  wildlife  hike  camp  paddle  climb 
june 2016 by adirondacks
Black flies are an equal opportunity species tormenter (audio)
"This pest of the northern spring targets other species than humans. Some varieties annoy deer and some live in the tree canopy to bedevil the birds."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  weather 
may 2016 by adirondacks
Adirondack Moose Comeback
"Moose numbers in northern New York are thought to exceed 500 now."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  conservation 
march 2016 by adirondacks
Lyme-bearing ticks in St. Lawrence County surprise researchers
Not exactly sure what this article is reporting, but I think the gist is "many ticks in SLC".
news  adirondacks  wildlife 
february 2016 by adirondacks
El Niño Wildlife Sightings: Adirondack Coast
"It turns out that 2016 might be an off-year for snow sports, but it’s a bonanza for El Niño wildlife sightings in and around Essex!"
buzz  adirondacks  weather  wildlife  lakechamplain  essex 
february 2016 by adirondacks
Is Bigfoot roaming New York?
"I think it's something we should acknowledge and recognize, in that when someone has a sighting, they should be able to come forward with their sighting and not have to hide their sighting."
campfire  newyork  wildlife 
february 2016 by adirondacks
Southern Adirondacks yields 170-class buck [Photo]
"The 15-point buck field dressed at 157-pounds and has been aged at four-and-half years old."
news  adirondacks  hunt  wildlife  deer 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Moose: Here and back again
"The large, brown mammals were common in New York state until the 1860s, when they were extirpated by habitat loss and unregulated hunting."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  conservation  heritage 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Mountain Lions Not Just a Tall Tale in Adirondacks
A cloned Wooly Mammoth, now that's 'throwback-conservation' !!
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation  politics 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Snow geese flock to shores of Lake Champlain
"Every November, the shores of Lake Champlain turn white as thousands of snow geese arrive on their migration south for the winter."
news  adirondacks  lakechamplain  wildlife  bird  weather  clintoncounty 
november 2015 by adirondacks
Crow Hazing Returns To Watertown On Monday
"The harassment methods used to disperse crows include pyrotechnics, lasers, air rifles and other devices."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  pollution  watertown  jeffersoncounty 
october 2015 by adirondacks
Mystery Deer Species Shows Up In North Country
"The deer has been spotted in the vicinity of Raquette Point."
news  adirondacks  newyork  wildlife  stlawrencecounty 
october 2015 by adirondacks
Native Adirondack trout? No such animal, technically (audio)
"The two species which are native to the area are technically not trout at all, but relatives of the arctic char."
buzz  adirondacks  fish  wildlife 
september 2015 by adirondacks
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers Investigating Bear Attack in Fulton County
"Both the victim and his dog suffered bites, scratches and puncture wounds. The injuries to the man are not considered life threatening."
news  dec  wildlife  bear  fultoncounty  hike 
august 2015 by adirondacks
Enviro group wants to look at wolves, cougars
"The eastern gray wolf and cougars flourished across New York for centuries but were eliminated by hunting and bounties in the 19th century."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  politics 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Wanted: Volunteers to count loons in the Adirondacks
"Volunteers in the Adirondacks are being asked to report on the number of adult and immature loons and loon chicks that they observe during the hour-long census."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Some bats with white-nose syndrome cured by bacteria, scientists say
"Disease caused by fungus has decimated bat populations in Eastern Canada, U.S."
news  adirondacks  newyork  wildlife  conservation 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Snapping Turtles: Venerable Denizens of Murky Waters
"Snapping Turtles do indeed snap and lurk below the surface in murky waters, giving fright to small waterfowl and timid skinny-dippers."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife 
may 2015 by adirondacks
New York loon status report: "pretty good" (audio)
"New York's loon population continues to expand, and there are more breeding pairs of loons in the Adirondacks now than in the 1980's."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation  newyork 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Lure of the wild trout stock
"DEC stocks tens of thousands of exotic fish in Adirondack waters each year, a practice that some observers believe diminishes populations of native brook trout."
wildlife  buzz  adirondacks  newyork  fish  dec  conservation  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve 
may 2015 by adirondacks
MV103: Loon calls -- a hauntingly beautiful part of the Adirondacks
"For those unfamiliar with the Adirondacks, that haunting cry floating across a still nighttime lake might conjure up thoughts of mountain spirits returning to take back their land."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Rabies on the move in North Country
"In the past two weeks, six rabies positive raccoons have been found in Franklin County." - ClintonCo too.
news  adirondacks  wildlife 
april 2015 by adirondacks
Adirondack Rock Climbing Route Closures
"Rock climbing routes with active nest sites are temporarily closed to prevent any disturbances that might interfere with the successful raising of the young peregrine falcons."
news  adirondacks  climb  wildlife  bird  conservation  dec 
march 2015 by adirondacks
For sub-arctic birds, the North Country is Florida
"Maybe we could learn some tricks from these hardy vacationers."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  weather 
march 2015 by adirondacks
Submit comments on the Draft Bald Eagle Conservation Management Plan through Apr 10 2015.
"New York State was instrumental in the restoration and recovery of the bald eagle in the northeast United States and continues to play an important role in providing suitable habitat for our nation's symbol"
campfire  dec  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation  newyork 
february 2015 by adirondacks
Bald Eagle Sightings in Essex
"We’ve seen both mature and immature Bald Eagles, and it has been wonderful seeing them so freely flying and often landing in trees by the ferry dock."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  essex  lakechamplain  essexcounty 
february 2015 by adirondacks
Twelve Moose Get GPS Radio Collars in New York’s Adirondack Mountains
"When the moose were sighted, team members used a launched net or immobilizing dart to catch the moose."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  conservation  dec 
february 2015 by adirondacks
Crow Hazing Comes Back To Watertown Thursday
"They're noisy and messy, and the Watertown city council has grown increasingly frustrated in its efforts to minimize the presence of the crows in the city."
news  adirondacks  jeffersoncounty  watertown  wildlife  bird  conservation 
january 2015 by adirondacks
A checkup for an Adirondacks icon
"State begins three-year effort to study health of its moose population"
news  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  conservation  dec  newyork 
december 2014 by adirondacks
Why New York wants more bear hunters (audio)
"More than half of the state's 6,000 to 8,000 black bears live in the Adirondacks."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  bear  hunt  conservation  newyork  stlawrencecounty 
november 2014 by adirondacks
Watertown To Crows: Make My Day
"In addition, contractors will hang effigies, basically fake crows, to warn the 20,000 crows to stay away."
news  adirondacks  jeffersoncounty  watertown  wildlife  bird  pollution  conservation 
october 2014 by adirondacks
More Work to Do at Split Rock Wildway
"For the long-term viability of the wildlife corridor, at least 12,000 continuous acres from Split Rock to the Jay Range need protection."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakechamplain  conservation  splitrock  wildlife 
october 2014 by adirondacks
Split Rock Wildway: Protecting Biological Riches
"Split Rock Wildway is full of biological riches that we need to preserve (and even increase)"
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  essexcounty  lakechamplain  splitrock  wildlife 
october 2014 by adirondacks
Bill, the rattlesnake guy
"Asked if he’d ever been bitten, Bill rather reluctantly conceded he had."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  snake 
september 2014 by adirondacks
Where is the Split Rock Wildway?
"This wildlife corridor runs southwest through the Split Rock Range on Lake Champlain, west over Coon Mountain, northwest over Sprig and Cob Hills and Boquet Mountain, then west to Poko-Moonshine, the Jay Range, and the High Peaks."
buzz  adirondacks  lakechamplain  highpeaks  essexcounty  wildlife  conservation 
september 2014 by adirondacks
DEC Warns Motorists to be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks
"Last year ten moose vehicle accidents were reported in New York. However, there has not been a human fatality from an accident with a moose, a record DEC hopes to retain."
news  adirondacks  weather  wildlife  moose  dec 
september 2014 by adirondacks
Split Rock Wildway: A Critical Wildlife Corridor
"The ten or more conservation and recreation groups helping protect Split Rock Wildway are working for wildlife, quiet recreation, and a safe climate."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  wildlife  splitrock  essexcounty  lakechamplain 
september 2014 by adirondacks
DEC Announces Early Bear Hunting Seasons to Begin
Bear Hunting Seasons Begin September 6 in Portions of Southeastern New York and September 13 in Northern New York
news  adirondacks  dec  newyork  hunt  wildlife  bear  conservation 
september 2014 by adirondacks
DEC Wilderness Technician Ben Tabor on Nusiance Bears (audio)
"In New York State, people and black bears often find themselves living nearby."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bear  conservation  dec 
august 2014 by adirondacks
Adirondack monarch population in jeopardy
"The monarch is not threatened with extinction, but it has the most marvelous migratory and overwintering behavior of any butterfly on the planet, and both of those aspects of its biology are threatened with extinction because of what's been happening in Mexico and because of what is happening in the United States."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation 
july 2014 by adirondacks
Adirondacks: Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Notice
"The Adirondacks are open for summer recreation, come and enjoy all that our lands and waters have to offer!"
news  adirondacks  hike  climb  bike  camp  wildlife  bear  highpeaks  dec 
july 2014 by adirondacks
Study to track ticks moving north into Adirondacks
"The data will give residents and hikers information about taking precautions in certain areas and will alert health professionals to watch for tick-borne illnesses."
news  adirondacks  wildlife 
june 2014 by adirondacks
Cedar Waxwings
These birds have such character.
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  photography 
june 2014 by adirondacks
Serpentine Splendors: Snakes of Split Rock Wildway
"By northern forest standards we are fairly rich in amphibians, especially salamanders; but like most cool areas, we have only modest numbers of reptile species."
buzz  adirondacks  lakechamplain  wildlife  essexcounty 
june 2014 by adirondacks
Neighborhood Stunned As DEC Shoots Swans
"All of a sudden, it was 'kaboom' and, I mean, I was about hysterical seeing them kill that swan."
news  adirondacks  dec  conservation  wildlife  bird  invasivespecies  stlawrencecounty 
june 2014 by adirondacks
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