By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 2, 2010 - 11:30 am
The bear that wandered around Kingston yesterday morning had encounters with several passersby and a "small dog" that chased it into a tree, according to the Daily Freeman. But it didn't help itself to a cup of coffee. The Freeman story says that one... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 20, 2010 - 1:56 pm
The New York Flora Association is calling on all backyard entomologists to keep a sharp eye out for the rusty-patched bumblebee and the yellow banded bumblebee. If you spot one, let them know. According to the Xerxes Society, the two bee species are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 10, 2010 - 1:30 pm
The DEC is mulling some new regulations, in an attempt to crack down on the vastly idiotic, yet depressingly widespread, practice of leaving food out where bears can get it. From the Adirondack Daily Enterprise: The new regulations would ban the feeding... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010 - 4:21 pm
Outdoorsman Dennis Schvejda followed a tip from the Andes Gazette to a bald eagle nest on Dingle Hill--and kindly posted driving directions for fellow birders, photographers and nature junkies. With a good lens, you can get some good shots. REMEMBER…... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 15, 2010 - 5:46 pm
A young harp seal spotted last week in the Rondout Creek died in the middle of a rescue attempt organized by the Riverhead Foundation, the Daily Freeman reports. Earlier: Seal swims to Kingston
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 12, 2010 - 3:37 pm
It was with a heavy heart that Skip of Cluckin' A Critter Farm in Greene County sent a seemingly rabid raccoon to meet its maker this morning. All I know is that I don't want to kill these animals, but I won't take a chance on loosing our own animals to... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010 - 5:05 pm
Is there some kind of terrible recession going on in the creative industry? It seems like the anti-budget-cut campaigns coming out of New York State's usually-staid nonprofit sector are getting awfully clever lately. From the Healthcare Association of New... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010 - 6:23 pm
Spectators along the Rondout Creek got a rare glimpse of an Arctic harp seal yesterday. The Daily Freeman has the story, with video. Steve Noble, an environmental educator for the city Parks and Recreation Department, said the seal, which spent most of... Read more


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