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
By Francesca Krempa A black bear and her two cubs seem to have made themselves at home at Horseshoe Lake. Recently, campers have reported sightings of a sow with two cubs meandering around the popular campgrounds southwest of Tupper Lake, … [Read more...] about Mother bear and cubs prompt camp advisory near Tupper Lake
UPDATE from DEC Region 5: “Due to a documented escalation of the bear’s aggressive behavior since 2018, DEC determined the bear was a threat to public safety and humanely euthanized the animal following appropriate protocols.” By Brandon … [Read more...] about State captures bear that raided Lake Colden campsites