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
Pied-billed grebes: Not a duck, but still a waterbird
By Joan Collins The pied-billed grebe is New York’s only breeding grebe species. It is a brown-colored, small, diving waterbird. Compared to a mallard, it has less than half the weight and wingspan. Most of the time you hear this bird making its … [Read more...] about Pied-billed grebes: Not a duck, but still a waterbird
What’s in store for Adirondack brook trout?
Anglers, researchers team up to preserve one of the region’s few native fish species By Zachary Matson Catching a brook trout is one thing. Collecting its DNA is an altogether different challenge. The key is to get a good grip, hold it in a … [Read more...] about What’s in store for Adirondack brook trout?
Coyotes make long distance calls
Researchers learn the ins and outs of wild dog communication By James M. Odato Scores of four-footed families dating back almost a century live throughout the North Country woods. They leave paw prints on snowmobile trails and hiking paths, … [Read more...] about Coyotes make long distance calls
Princeton DNA analysis finds New York animal was a wolf
State now agrees canid shot near Cooperstown was endangered species By Mike Lynch A Princeton University DNA examination found a canid killed by a hunter in December near Cooperstown was a gray wolf, and the state Department of Environmental … [Read more...] about Princeton DNA analysis finds New York animal was a wolf
Coalition to state: Do more for wolves
Group presents DEC with list of action items By Mike Lynch A coalition of state and national wildlife and environmental organizations is urging the state Department of Environmental Conservation to do more to protect wolves entering this … [Read more...] about Coalition to state: Do more for wolves