Mink (Mustela vison), perhaps one of wetland’s cutest furbearers, are primarily nocturnal carnivores that feel just at home on land as they do in water. Both their dense underfur, which is protected by oily guard hairs that make their coat waterproof, and a diet heavy in fish during winter explain why they spend time in the water. [Read more…] about Mink: New York’s Cutest Wild Animal?
In some places across New York State, this year’s unpredictable weather has affected Karner blue butterflies (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) food, the wild blue lupine. [Read more…] about The Karner Blue Butterfly
Paul Smith’s College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is seeking landowners to assist in protecting and improving local rivers and streams by participating in Stream Wise. [Read more…] about Saranac River Watershed Landowners Sought to Steward Rivers & Streams
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in collaboration with the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries, with outreach assistance from New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has been collecting research data on Lake Ontario lake trout movement using acoustic telemetry tags. [Read more…] about Lake Trout Research Underway on Lake Ontario
The Ausable River Association, in Wilmington, Essex County, NY is launching the fifth year of their guided watershed tours in the Ausable River watershed and beyond. These tours are free to the public and include paddling, hiking, and interpretive programs. Gear is available for tour participants to use when possible. [Read more…] about Ausable River Association Offering Free Watershed Tours
Paddle the Hudson River estuary with staff naturalists from the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. These free, educational canoe trips explore tidal marshes, observe birds and wildlife, discover lush flowers and unique plants, and provide spectacular scenery. [Read more…] about Unique, Free Hudson River Paddle Tours
The stunning cliffs of the Adirondacks are home to billion-year-old rocks, a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts, and a fragile but growing population of the endangered peregrine falcon. For Adirondack rock climbers, this means sharing cliffs with the birds that build their nests high on a wall. [Read more…] about Sharing Cliffs with Peregrine Falcons
A new $6.8 million multi-use trail at Allegany State Park has been completed that provides an accessible alternative for bikers, hikers and campers to reach the park’s popular Quaker Lake beach area.
[Read more…] about Allegany State Park Bike-Hike Trail Expansion
Rick Reynolds, Ballston Town Historian, will host the Saratoga County History Center’s first walking tour of 2023 on Wednesday, July 19th at 10 am at Hillside Cemetery in Burnt Hills, NY. [Read more…] about A Burnt Hills Hillside Cemetery Walking Tour
Archival advocates from across the country are assembling to the second “Archives on the Hill” event in Washington, DC. This day of advocacy with legislative policymakers coincides with the Society of American Archivist 2023 Annual Meeting. [Read more…] about Archival Advocates Headed to Capitol Hill July 25th