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Birders watch and tally numbers from an Adirondack roadside.
Birders watch and tally numbers from an Adirondack roadside.

Christmas bird watching with a benefit

For the 112th year, volunteer birders are fanning out across the country for the annual birding census this winter. The Christmas Bird Count continues through January 5th.

The all-volunteer effort takes a snapshot of bird populations to monitor their status and distribution across the Western Hemisphere. Data collected during the Christmas Bird Count helps researchers monitor bird behavior and bird conservation. You could call it bird watching with a benefit.

Todd Moe spoke with Long Lake birder Joan Collins, who says the Audubon Society started the Christmas Bird Count in 1900 as an alternative to a Victorian-era holiday hunting tradition of shooting the greatest number of birds.  Go to full article

Schumer & Gillibrand visit Adirondacks

New York's two U.S. Senators will make rare joint appearances in the Adirondacks today. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

More thoughts about 19th century life on Raquette Lake

Physician, scholar, humanist, writer and artist are some of the monikers of a colorful visitor to the Adirondacks in the late 19th century. Dr. Arpad Gerster vacationed on Raquette Lake in the 1890's, and left behind pages of journal entries, musings and sketches of those summers in the Adirondacks. Todd Moe spoke with Sidney Whalen, researcher and editor of Notes Collected in the Adirondacks 1897 & 1898.

The book is the second in a series of publications of Dr. Gerster's work - his observations, adventures and gifted drawings from the late 1890's. Sidney Whalen will give a lecture and slideshow on Gerster tonight at 7 o'clock at the Long Lake Town Hall.  Go to full article

Preview: Martin Sexton In Long Lake

Originally from Syracuse, singer-songwriter Martin Sexton taught himself to play guitar and learned the craft of capturing his audience's attention by busking on the streets of Harvard Square in Boston. Sexton will be performing at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake Saturday night (6pm). Martin Sexton's songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling soul, gospel, R&B and country. Sexton has built a large, loyal following. And he's doing well enough to have bought a little house in the country - in this case the Adirondacks. A couple of years ago, Sexton spoke with NPR's Michele Norris about life and some of the music from his cd, Seeds.  Go to full article
Burnett and Fuller's "Community Spiral" ice sculpture from the 2008 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
Burnett and Fuller's "Community Spiral" ice sculpture from the 2008 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Long Lake community art project celebrates winter

Two artists who love winter and the outdoors will team up on a community art project in Long Lake this week. Adirondack native Matt Burnett and Scott Fuller will create illuminated snow sculptures in several locations.

The project, called "E-lumination", will include projected lights and images on the snow sculptures at night. The artists hope they'll challenge viewers to think about art, nature and technology. The exhibit will officially open on Friday night to kick off Long Lake's Winter Carnival.

Two years ago, Matt Burnett and Scott Fuller collaborated on a 50-foot spiral ice wall in Saranac Lake that was illuminated with tea candles. Burnett, known for his Adirondack landscape paintings, is also a member of "Saranac Lake Art Works," a group that promotes local artists and events. Todd Moe spoke with him about the Long Lake exhibit and creating large scale outdoor art installations.  Go to full article
Birders watch and tally numbers from a Bloomingdale roadside
Birders watch and tally numbers from a Bloomingdale roadside

Braving snow and cold to count birds

The National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count is underway and continues through next week. The annual bird census relies on volunteer bird watchers who head out with binoculars, bird guides and even mobile apps to scan trees and fields, and report on every bird they see. Todd Moe spoke with longtime birder Joan Collins, in Long Lake, who says this is the 111th annual Christmas Bird Count.  Go to full article
Martha Byrne
Martha Byrne

Preview: An Adirondack Affair

Soap opera fans will gather in Long Lake for a meet-and-greet with stars of "As the World Turns" this weekend. "An Adirondack Affair" will also include acting, writing and directing workshops with professionals in the television industry. Todd Moe talks with Emmy-winning actress Martha Byrne, who played Lily Walsh Snyder on As the World Turns about the soap opera business, how it's changed and where it's going.  Go to full article
The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance meeting was held yesterday in Long Lake (Photo:  Common Ground Alliance website)
The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance meeting was held yesterday in Long Lake (Photo: Common Ground Alliance website)

In the search for common ground, Adirondack groups take small steps

Yesterday in Long Lake some of the Adirondack Park's most partisan groups and activists gathered for a meeting of the Common Ground Alliance.

Over the last four years, the Alliance has been trying to build bridges and find issues that all the Park's factions - from local government leaders to environmentalists - can support.

As Brian Mann reports, even some of the project's organizers say tangible results have been hard to come by.  Go to full article

Cooperation, common ground sought in Long Lake

More than 160 people, from government officials to special interest groups from all spectrums, gathered in Long Lake yesterday. They set aside their differences to talk about the challenges that Adirondack communities are facing and to look for common ground. It was the second annual meeting of the Common Ground Alliance, a group that hopes to find opportunities to replace conflict with cooperation. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Early birds returning

The calendar reads spring, but it still feels and looks like winter out there. Nonetheless, the spring bird migration is underway. There's a lot to see - backyard feeders are crowded and there are flocks overhead. Joan Collins, with Northern New York Audubon, says this is a season of transition as arctic birds migrate further north and "summer residents" return to our region to nest.  Go to full article

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