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Iris along the marsh bank (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Iris along the marsh bank (Photos: Brian Mann)

Audio Postcard: Paddling the marsh where the St. Lawrence and Richelieu meet

The last couple of weeks, our Adirondack reporter Brian Mann has been exploring the St. Lawrence River. Yesterday, we heard his report on questions surrounding the shipment of nuclear waste through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

This morning, Brian sends an audio postcard from a different sort of trip. He explored a vast marsh in Sorel, Quebec known as the Lake St. Pierre Bisophere Reserve.

The wetland --one of the biggest heron nesting grounds in North America--is formed by the St. Lawrence and by the Richelieu River which flows north out of Lake Champlain.  Go to full article
A researcher, her turtle net, and her turtle-tracking antenna
A researcher, her turtle net, and her turtle-tracking antenna

Saving Turtles From Traffic

Driving in the North Country can sometimes be like navigating an obstacle course of wildlife -- deer, skunks, raccoons, frogs, and throughout much of the summer, turtles. Turtles like to lay their eggs along roadsides and become easy candidates for roadkill. Turtles live and reproduce for decades, some more than 60 years. When an adult is killed prematurely, it can have a big effect on turtle populations. Researchers at Clarkson University are trying to find out how often turtles cross the road and how to help them get safely to the other side. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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