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Danielle Garneau enters data about a dead skunk on Route 22B outside of Plattsburgh. Photo: Sarah Harris
Danielle Garneau enters data about a dead skunk on Route 22B outside of Plattsburgh. Photo: Sarah Harris

How to track road kill on your smart phone (seriously)

We've all seen or experienced it - unfortunate wildlife dashes in front of a car at just the wrong time--and its remains splatter across the road.

But Danielle Garneau, a wildlife ecologist at SUNY Plattsburgh, says the road kill we're likely to see on roads this holiday season can teach us a lot: she's using a new smartphone app for citizen scientists.  Go to full article
Still image from the heron webcam.
Still image from the heron webcam.

Webcams offer up-close views of great blue heron nest

North Country Public Radio staff and listeners have joined the thousands of people keeping close track of a pair of great blue herons nesting high above the Cornell Ornithology Lab's Sapsucker Woods pond.

Researchers at the lab have been following this pair for three years now, but the webcams are new this season, and they're giving scientists and laypeople alike new insight into how a heron family lives. Martha Foley talks with Charles Eldermire, project leader for the heron (and other) live webcams at the lab.  Go to full article

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