While a common sight, foxes are vulnerable to predators, disease By Mike Lynch Naturalist Tom Kalinowski was hiking in Denali Park in Alaska about eight years ago when he encountered a familiar animal: a red fox. “Wow, this is … [Read more...] about Red foxes can handle the elements
2022 Explored: Wildlife
Stories of moose, wolves and hummingbirds draw readers Why the moose population hasn’t grown is a complex question scientists are grappling with in the Adirondack region. Researchers estimate up to 900 moose residing in the … [Read more...] about 2022 Explored: Wildlife
Wolf advocates: U.S. recovery plan falls short
Center for Biological Diversity lawsuit against Fish and Wildlife Service could give new attention to wolves in Northeast By Mike Lynch The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has failed its duty to develop a national gray wolf recovery plan, … [Read more...] about Wolf advocates: U.S. recovery plan falls short
Ravens: Clear communicators, smart mimics
By Joan Collins Common ravens are members of the corvid family, species considered the smartest of all birds. Ravens possess complex problem-solving skills, use tools to reach food and excel as well as apes and young children in their ability to … [Read more...] about Ravens: Clear communicators, smart mimics
Return of the wolf?
Advocates fight for predator, hoping for its return to Adirondacks By Mike Lynch Sitting on a log on a mid-December morning last year in the woods near Cooperstown, Brian, a 22-year-old deer hunter, heard rustling behind him. “I … [Read more...] about Return of the wolf?
The fight to save hemlocks
Predator beetles released on Lake George to eat woolly adelgids By Gwendolyn Craig On a sunny October day along the shores of Lake George, scientists opened a cooler full of hungry beetles. These black bugs, slightly bigger than a poppy seed, … [Read more...] about The fight to save hemlocks