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Backyard Fish Ponds

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

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind, Part 2

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

Close Encounter of the Furred Kind

Brian Mann has a close encounter with bears that have been making the Adirondack wilderness experience more dramatic than many campers want.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Robins

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

Bear Troubles in the Adirondacks

The black bear problem continues in the High Peaks. A safe visit is still possible, but campers need good information and the proper equipment. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Great Lakes Food Chain Disrupted

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

Natural Selections: Black Bear

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

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

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