By Lissa Harris on Monday, Sep. 20, 2010 - 2:02 pm
This black bear, captured on surveillance video on Hunter Mountain a couple of weeks ago, isn't really getting anywhere in his quest for midnight munchies until around the 1:27 mark. That's when he (or she?) finds the motherlode of donut holes.
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Sep. 13, 2010 - 8:29 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently put a halt to work on a federal conservation project at the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is covering the old runways of the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 - 8:48 am
After last week's controversial goose murder in the town of Ulster, a 19-year-old named Christopher Roser has been charged with the act. Instead of being charged with animal cruelty, however, he's being charged with "the unlawful taking of a migratory... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 - 8:19 am
This heat-wave-plagued summer has been hard on Catskills trout. Paul's Angling Journal brings us a brief update from the DEC: The Esopus is still hot. At the start of each summer, there is typically a limited supply of cold water in the Schoharie... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 - 2:02 pm
A paper published in the prestigious research journal Science on August 6 makes a dire prediction: The little brown bat, the Northeast's most common bat and an important species in the ecology of the region, could become extinct in the region within 16... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2010 - 6:07 pm
Flickr user mountaintrekker2001 came across this handsome eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) on a recent hike in the Mohonk Preserve. Within a few years, if it's lucky enough to survive, this bright juvenile -- called a "red eft" -- will find a nice... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2010 - 10:26 am
Or so Shandaken police believe. Last week, as regular readers may recall, beavers launched a most un-beaverlike attack on some tubers on the Esopus. Jay Braman Jr. reports in the Freeman: According to James McGrath, the officer in charge of the Shandaken... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 19, 2010 - 11:41 am
Last week's Phoenicia Times raises the terrifying specter of rabid attack beavers on our waterways: On Tuesday July 13, one or more beavers attacked and bit two swimmers and one person tubing in the Esopus Creek... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 9:58 pm
The Friends of the Upper Delaware River issued a crisis alert on Monday, warning that current river temperatures had reached lethal levels for trout after an unseasonable late-spring heat wave, and that anglers and guides have reported seeing dead trout.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 - 3:58 pm
On Saturday morning, a tipster called in a complaint to the DEC about dead fish in the Plattekill Creek just below the vllage of Saugerties' Blue Mountain Reservoir. The timing seems to point to the Saugerties water department: On Friday afternoon,  the... Read more


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