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Less Mowing Protects Ground-Nesting Birds

Wildlife experts are urging landowners and road maintenance crews to delay mowing roadsides. Mowing kills many grassland birds by destroying nests. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Hawkowls

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss hawkowls, a very rare arctic visitor to the Adirondacks. This daytime predator differs in many ways from its more temperate cousins.  Go to full article

A Spring Morning Walk, With Birds

Brian Mann takes an early morning spring walk in the woods, and found dozens of kinds of birds that call the mountains home.  Go to full article

Teaching Cranes to Migrate

Biologists have succeeded in teaching a common type of crane to migrate. Now they can work on its endangered relative. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Susan Stephens reports.  Go to full article

Stalking Wild Turkey

Thousands of hunters head into the fields and woodlands this month to stalk the wild turkey. David Sommerstein went along on a hunt in the woods of St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Honeybees

Fewer honeybees doesn't just mean less honey. Honeybees also play a large role in the agricultural world. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foleytell why bees are such valuable resources.  Go to full article

Bears and Backpackers in Co-habitation

This summer, tens of thousands of hikers and campers will flock to the eastern High Peaks. Waiting for them will be a small group of aggressive black bears. The animals have learned to see campsites and backpacks as a prime source of food. Forest rangers say the risk of a life-threatening encounter is growing. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Opossums

Opossums are very ancient, as mammals go. These marsupials have spread their range into Northern New York over the last few decades. Martha Foley talks with Dr. Curt Stager about opossums.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Dogs

When did wolves become dogs? How did they come to be "man's best friend?" Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about canine evolution and domestication.  Go to full article

On the Ice in Tupper Lake: Chasing the Northern Pike

Despite frigid temperatures, more than a thousand fishermen crowded onto a pond near Tupper Lake Saturday, for the second annual Northern Challenge. The event is a fundraiser for a local charity, and a chance for ice fishermen to match skills chasing northern pike. Brian Mann was there and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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