Several converging experiences over the last week got me to thinking about the role predators play in the food chain and even, it turns out, on the shape of our landscape.
It began with my hen house, led to the ridge at the top of my hay field, and...
WCAX reports that Vermont governor Peter Shumlin was chased by 4 bears in his back yard. The bears were feasting on his bird feeders Wednesday night, and it seems the governor interrupted their midnight snack.
Did you get a chance to take part in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count this past weekend? I admit I put it off until Monday afternoon – the last day of the count – and decided to count birds during the first part of an afternoon...
Atlantic Sturgeon now listed as Endangered Species. You might have heard this story on NPR’s Weekend Edition this past Saturday (Feb. 4).
Now this New York Times article takes a look:
The sturgeon, in decades long past, commonly exceeded 14...
Aug 15, 2001 — The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is helping local residents start a fish pond in their backyards or stock an existing pond. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Aug 10, 2001 — This summer, dozens of hikers in the Adirondacks have had close encounters with black bears. The animals are looking for picnic baskets, not prey, but state forest rangers worry that inexperienced campers could get hurt. In this second of a two-part series, Brian Mann joined a hunt organized to identify and tag the most aggressive bears. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2001 — The American Robin is a type of thrush, while what Europeans call a robin looks more like a bluebird. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley profile the iconic bird of spring. Go to full article
Jul 05, 2001 — A major link in the food web is disappearing from the Great Lakes. Researchers are concerned that its absence will damage fish populations. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Jun 14, 2001 — Tha Adirondack black bear is numerous and far from timid. You may see one up close and personal if you are careless with camp food. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley look at their lives and habits. Go to full article
Jun 12, 2001 — 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
May 31, 2001 — 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