By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012 - 2:26 pm
Last week, Watershed Post reader Steve Messina got a few shots of a mama bear and her three cubs from a surveillance camera at his camp on Perch Lake Road, near the Pepacton reservoir in Andes. Great picture, if a little close for comfort. Got bears? Send... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012 - 2:31 pm
Above: A bear in Roscoe, who would have a better shot at making international news headlines in the next county over. Photo by John Rosetti; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. Breaking news: Newspapers everywhere are unable to resist news... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 21, 2012 - 5:27 pm
Above: A Daily Freeman video about today's bear sighting at a Hurley elementary school. It must have been tater tot day: The Freeman reports that a bear was spotted foraging in a dumpster at the Ernest C. Myer elementary school in Hurley this afternoon.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 - 12:58 pm
The roar of a mother black bear protecting her cub might strike terror into the heart of any hiker, but it's usually a bluff, says Stephen Herrero, a biologist at the University of Calgary and the author of an enlightening new study on aggression in black... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 2, 2011 - 3:43 pm
It's been a banner week for bear sightings in upstate New York -- and not just in the remote, forested areas where bears are a regular fact of life, but in some unexpectedly urban spots as well. Last Wednesday, a 200-pound young male black bear was... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2011 - 8:42 am
The Times-Union reports this morning that the most wanted bear in Greene County has escaped its death sentence. After the bear held down a Cairo women with its paw while riffling throgh garbage bags in her driveway last week, New York Department of... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 - 9:33 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context on this week's cartoon, click here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 - 4:36 pm
On Friday, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation made it illegal to feed a black bear, even accidentally. From a DEC press release: As black bear numbers have increased significantly in recent years and bears have become more widespread... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 - 10:04 am
A black bear crosses the road at noon in California. Photo by RickC, via Flickr. There might be a rather large black bear roaming around Uptown Kingston today, according to the Daily Freeman: City police were called to Stickles Avenue off Fairview Avenue... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 - 3:30 pm
A professor at Finger Lakes Community College is trying to figure out why the bears he's studying are blazing trails through the woods -- and he's looking for help from sharp-eyed New York State residents. From the Hornell Evening Tribune: [John] VanNiel... Read more


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