No doubt about it, 2020 was a wild year. In the spirit of “wild” we bring you 5 wildlife-themed stories that ran on the Explorer website this year.
- STOP THE SPREAD?: A group of scientists studying the effects of human recreation on wildlife finds that spreading out hikers also spreads the impact. READ MORE
- BEAR RAIDS LAKE COLDEN CAMPSITES: Explorer editor Brandon Loomis happened to be in the backcountry to see the action first-hand. READ MORE
- REWILDING RIVERS: Our series on the re-introduction of salmon to the Saranac and Bouquet rivers. READ MORE
- BIRD CENSUS: This year was a Census year like no other. It was also an important one for birders. New York is undergoing its third Breeding Bird Atlas, a five-year citizen science project that helps track our feathered friends across the state. READ MORE
- MOOSE NUMBERS: Speaking of the Census, scientists predict that the low Adirondack moose numbers could help insulate them from climate change impacts. READ MORE
- Bonus: Moose mashup trail cam video below!
— Melissa Hart