By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 - 9:21 am
A raccoon that attacked a dog in the Delaware County village of Stamford has tested positive for rabies, county health officials announced Thursday. It is the first animal in the county to be found with rabies in 2014. No rabid animals were found in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 - 2:15 pm
Above: A chickadee touches down at a backyard feeder, while an American goldfinch looks on. Local photographer James McCracken took this shot in a neighbor's yard in South Kortright last week, with the aid of a GoPro Hero 3 camera and a color-enhancing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 - 12:41 pm
Above: A white-tailed deer browses at the shore of the Ashokan Reservoir. Photo by Flickr user Ken Ficara; published under Creative Commons license. Local hunters, New York City wants your help: The burgeoning deer population around the Ashokan Reservoir... Read more
By Christine Crawfis on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 - 12:45 pm
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013 - 8:18 pm
A Cairo man was recently charged with off-season poaching for shooting a 150-pound black bear near his house on May 29, according to officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation.  Joseph Budz, 40, admitted to shooting the bear, and agreed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 17, 2013 - 2:35 pm
A 66-year-old Roxbury man was recently arrested on bear poaching charges, after allegedly shooting and killing a bear across the street from his house.  On May 26, according to a statement from the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC), Roxbury... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 14, 2013 - 4:25 pm
A Brood II cicada in Malden-On-Hudson in Ulster County. Photo taken June 3, 2013 by Jen Williams Dragon. Where, indeed? After 17 years underground, Brood II has emerged across the Northeast in the last month or so -- but not everywhere. While some areas... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2013 - 2:46 pm
Above: Fledgling bald eagles at a nest near the Gilboa Dam on June 4, 2013. Photo courtesy of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  Weighing in at over 230 million pounds of concrete, with a $400 million price tag and a crew of over 100... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013 - 8:58 am
A dreamy June landscape: vivid green grass, ripe seed heads, and the inexorable march of tiny feet. Jen Williams Dragon took this shot of a few recently emerged Brood II 17-year cicadas in the Ulster County hamlet of Malden, near the Hudson River, on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 3, 2013 - 5:15 pm
View from the top of Overlook Mountain. Photo by Greg Miller; courtesy of the Open Space Institute. Over 250 acres near the summit of Overlook Mountain in Woodstock became part of the Catskill Forest Preserve recently, with the completion of a long-... Read more


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