Crown Point bridge, Four Brothers Islands, and Rouses Point are a few of the places where you can find them in large numbers. The dark birds have also been showing up in interior Adirondack lakes. I noticed one myself in September on Mirror Lake. Explorer Editor Brandon Loomis noticed several cormorants on Raquette Lake during the same time period.
Former Explorer Editor Phil Brown shared some photos with us that he took last week from Newcomb and Long Lake. You can see them in the gallery above. Brown was out working on the new edition of his guidebook Adirondack Paddling, which will likely be available next year.
Jack pines are dependent upon fires. Their cones remain closed until they are exposed to the heat of a forest fire. Walking around the forest, I noticed hundreds of small jack pine trees had already began to grow as a result of the fire. Two other plants – huckleberries and blueberries – were also sprouting up from the darkened forest floor.
The Adirondack Mountain Club plans to start searching this fall for a new executive director to replace Neil Woodworth when he retires in coming years.
About 130 miles of trails in the High Peaks region need rerouting or maintenance, according to a preliminary assessment done by the Adirondack Council. The Council based its assessment on interviews with guides, trail crews, and other people who use the trails regularly. Above are photos from the trail to Algonquin Peak, which is highlighted in the assessment as one of the trails in need of attention. Read More Assessment finds High Peaks trails are in poor shape
The state doled out $180,000 to the Paul Smith’s College VIC in Brighton and $120,000 to the the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, which is run by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Many hiking trails throughout the High Peaks Wilderness region are in rough shape and need to be restored, according to a leading Adirondack environmental group.
As the days are getting cooler and shorter, more and more monarch butterflies are starting their big migration to Mexico, where they will spend the winter before starting their migration northward in the spring.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation killed a black bear at a Saranac Lake Islands Campground in the northern Adirondacks last week.
Located less than two miles upstream of Ausable Forks, the Jay town board voted in March of 2017 to remove the Rome Dam after an engineering study found that it posed a threat to residents downstream because of its potential to fail. The engineering study found that it was structurally unsound and would be especially vulnerable during a flood.