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...
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
May 21, 2001 — 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
May 07, 2001 — 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
May 03, 2001 — 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
Apr 18, 2001 — 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