A lot of bears are smarter than the average bear. But there is one bear in the Adirondacks that is smarter than all those above-average bears. Yellow-Yellow, as she's called, apparently is the only bear in the country that has figured out how to … [Read more...] about Brainy bruin a master thief
Hamilton County will host its annual Adirondack Birding Festival this weekend, June 19-21. The festival's Web site has a full schedule of walks, canoe trips, and other outings and events. As part of the festival, retired forest ranger Gary Lee, … [Read more...] about Adirondack Birding Festival
Jon Waylong dreamed of becoming a wildlife biologist. While still in high school, he began tracking coyotes around his hometown of Barnstable on Cape Cod. He went on to earn bachelor's, master's, … [Read more...] about Crazy about coyotes
Last weekend (May 9) I hiked to Owl Head Lookout in the Giant Mountain Wilderness with my friend Lynda. The early wildflowers were out in force. When we stopped to admire a red trillium, Lynda referred to it as a "wake-robin." I didn't know that … [Read more...] about The awakening woods
The state Department of Environmental Conservation estimates that five hundred moose live in the North Country. Since moose tend to avoid census takers, the figure involves some guesswork, but it seems clear that the population is growing. Do we … [Read more...] about Gunning for moose
Early-spring flowers are blooming on Baker Mountain, the small peak just a few miles from our office in Saranac Lake. My favorite is trout lily, a yellow flower that grows on a longish stalk. Ruth Schottmann, a wildflower expert and the author of … [Read more...] about Fish or flower?