By Gwendolyn Craig Twice a year, Paul Jensen mixes eau de skunk, also known as skunk essence, and puts it in dozens of thumb-sized canisters punctured with holes. It’s an outdoor job, usually done on a windy day. He wears a hair net, rubber … [Read more...] about Candid cameras: Scientists, students collect images and data of the wild
Two Adirondack scientists share best practices for development that minimizes impacts on wildlife By Megan Plete Postol Unregulated residential sprawl in the Adirondacks poses a threat to native wildlife habitat, say two Adirondack … [Read more...] about Researchers: Smart planning needed to minimize impacts on wildlife
Biologists fear Moriah clean-energy project threatens endangered species By Ry Rivard In the five years before the iron mine closed for good in 1930, miners hauled 400,000 tons of the world’s finest ore out of Barton Hill. When they left to … [Read more...] about Let sleeping bats lie?
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 … [Read more...] about Five wild stories from 2020
By Tracy Ormsbee Somewhere around the age of five, growing up in Westchester County, Wendy Hall noticed that whenever the developers came in and clear-cut an area for construction, the animals would disappear. What was once a beautiful, wooded … [Read more...] about Wendy Hall: Defender of all living things
Sparse herd has fewer chances to encounter deadly ticks By Francesca Krempa Most large mammal ecologists might shudder at an entire animal population of just 700. When it comes to saving Adirondack moose from winter ticks, though, such a … [Read more...] about Low numbers may help Adirondack moose weather climate change