By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 20, 2011 - 2:50 pm
Keeping up with the new peregrine falcon chicks on the Mid-Hudson Bridge has become an annual rite of spring in the Hudson Valley. And with the rise of social media, it's getting easier to watch along in real time as the chicks -- called "eyasses" --... 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 Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011 - 10:47 am
Four cops on a stakeout. Six suspects making a drop at a hidden stash. Eleven female victims. Egg-laden female walleye victims, that is. The sordid tale of a big bust of poachers after spawning walleye unrolls like an episode of The Wire in Dick Nelson's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011 - 1:40 pm
After several years of weighing the evidence, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finally called a halt to its investigation of the eastern cougar -- previously listed as "critically endangered" on the Endangered Species List -- and declared it extinct... 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 Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 - 4:33 pm
Above: A little brown bat with white-nose syndrome symptoms. Via the Flickr page of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region. Phil Brown of the Adirondack Almanack posted a story yesterday about his visit to New York state's largest bat... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 - 1:59 pm
Today marks the first day of regular deer season -- and the hills are alive with gunshots, blaze orange, and fleeing whitetails. From now until the end of the season on December 12, Catskills residents should take extra care in the woods, and expect to... 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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