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Trout Season Opener: The Joys of Cold, Frustration

Yesterday was the first day of trout season. It was cold and blustery, but Brian Mann decided to shake out his tackle box and go stand by the Saranac River for a couple of hours. Brian didn't catch any fish, but he tells us it was a great excuse to hang around in bait shops on a Monday afternoon.  Go to full article

Loon Study

Researchers in the Adirondacks are working to learn more about the common loon. The latest field study is raising questions about mercury contamination in the lakes and ponds where the loons live. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Ephemeral Wetlands

Biologists are becoming concerned about the disappearance of a habitat for wildlife that can be found in rural areas, in sprawling suburbs, and even in cities. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to get city planners, farmers, and developers to stop draining small marshy areas that biologists call ephemeral wetlands. The EPA says in the rush to save big areas of wetlands these small temporary wet spots have been overlooked at the expense of some unique wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

Hummingbirds: The Tropical Connection

Martha Foley talks with naturalist Bill Hilton Jr. about how to protect hummingbirds in North America and the tropics. Hilton is Executive Director of the Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History in South Carolina. He'll give a lecture at 4:00 this afternoon in St. Lawrence University's Hepburn Auditorium.  Go to full article

Wildlife Corridor Would Strengthen Parks; Study Says Locals Would Fight Project

Students at Clarkson University presented a new report yesterday on a proposed wildlife corridor that would link the Adirondack Park and Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park. The study found that the corridor would help animals making the trip between the two parks. But the report also says the idea will draw fierce resistance from private landowners. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Chipmunks

Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about the chipmunks that live around his home, and he explains how to have them eating out of your hand.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Deer Adaptation

Over the next few months fawns will be born. What adaptations do they have to survive and how long do they stay with their mother.  Go to full article

"Natural" Zoo Habitats Can be Deceiving, pt. 2

At your local zoo--if you can suspend disbelief for a moment--you might find yourself in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Or a dusty African plain, watching the animals in their natural habitat. Of course, those wild settings are merely a faade. Clever construction techniques covering up concrete cages. In the second of a two-part series, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports... the thought and planning behind the displays can be nearly as intricate as nature itself.  Go to full article

"Natural" Zoo Habitats Can be Deceiving

Zoos across the nation are putting their animals in more natural settings instead of cages. For some zoos, it's done to make the animal's lives a little more comfortable. But for others, it's simply done to draw more people. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has the details in the first of a two-part series.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: "Frozen" Fish

Frozen fish that come back to life when thawed? Find out with Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager.  Go to full article

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