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Adirondack Explorer

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

For the birds: A look at the Crown Point Bird Banding Station

Above is a video that I shot in May during a visit to the Crown Point Bird Banding Station. I visited the station with writer Tim Rowland, who wrote a feature about the activities there. Look for the article in the July issue of the Explorer.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Identifying Animal Tracks

Reader-submitted photos of animal tracks.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Retired DEC scientist wins award for book on reptiles, amphibians

The Snake and the Salamander is a wonderfully illustrated book about reptiles and amphibians, by a veteran New York Department of Environmental Conservation herpetologist.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A look at Lake Champlain cormorants (photo gallery)

Crown Point bridge, Four Brothers Islands, and Rouses Point are a few of the places where you can find them in large numbers. The dark birds have also been showing up in interior Adirondack lakes. I noticed one myself in September on Mirror Lake. Explorer Editor Brandon Loomis noticed several cormorants on Raquette Lake during the same time period.


Friday, August 31, 2018

Monarch starting their big migration (photo gallery)

As the days are getting cooler and shorter, more and more monarch butterflies are starting their big migration to Mexico, where they will spend the winter before starting their migration northward in the spring.