Blues at Timbuctoo 2020 is a professionally recorded film of nationally renowned vocalists, instrumentalists, performers, and storytellers. [Read more…] about Blues at Timbuctoo Going Online Saturday
The Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) has confirmed the presence of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) in Mirror Lake in the Village of Lake Placid.
On Monday, November 9th, a concerned citizen contacted the Mirror Lake Watershed Association to report a suspicious algal bloom at the south end of the lake. A sample delivered to the AWI lab later that day was analyzed and confirmed the dominant algae to be a species cyanobacteria capable of producing cyanotoxins, harmful to people, pets, and wildlife. [Read more…] about Harmful Algal Bloom Confirmed in the Village of Lake Placid
The Adirondack Foundation and the Cloudsplitter Foundation have released a survey aimed at gathering information on how Adirondack nonprofits are being effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more…] about ADK Nonprofits: How is the pandemic impacting your work?
In 2015, DEC launched the Young Forest Initiative. The initiative uses small clear-cuts “to increase young forest habitat” for wildlife which trappers and hunters target.
One of the many properties on which DEC employs this management strategy is Tug Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 5,110-acre property located on the Tug Hill Plateau in the town of Montague, Lewis County. [Read more…] about State Logging On Tug Hill Hopes To Improve Hunting
For nearly a decade, I’ve been adding to a brush pile in the woods behind my home. A depository of pruned branches, dead flowers, discarded logs, old leaves, and an occasional Christmas tree, the pile is a decaying testament to seasons and chores long past. Over the years, the pile has settled a bit as the accumulated debris has slowly broken down. Yet, the brush pile remains as intended: a woody oasis for wildlife. [Read more…] about Life In A Backyard Brush Pile
Cavity-nesters, like tree swallows, house wrens, blackcapped chickadees, Eastern bluebirds, wood ducks, and American kestrels, all use nest boxes. The type of birds you might attract depends on the size of box and the nearby habitat; some birds prefer open fields while others prefer forests or wetlands. [Read more…] about Consider Bird Nest Boxes
Adirondack Regional Theatre is set to stream Yasmina Reza’s dark comedy “God Of Carnage” from November 20-22. [Read more…] about Adirondack Regional Theatre Goes Virtual with ‘God Of Carnage’
Has COVID-19 changed how you get food for yourself or your family?
Researchers at Cornell University are conducting a study to understand how COVID-19 is changing how people in Central New York are interacting with their food sources. [Read more…] about Take A Cornell Survey on Food Sourcing During COVID-19 in Central NY
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Stanley A. Ransom, Jr.’s new book America’s First Black Poet; Jupiter Hammon of Long Island (Outskirts Press, Inc., 2020) is a collection of poems and writings of Jupiter Hammon, who spent most of his life as a slave in Lloyd Neck, Long Island. [Read more…] about New Book On Early Black Poet Jupiter Hammon of Long Island
Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans have been granted free access to national parks, national wildlife refuges and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior, beginning Veterans Day (Nov. 11, 2020).
New York State includes few federal lands, but numerous National Park Service locations, including the sites as varied as the battlefields at Saratoga, the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, and the Fire Island National Seashore. [Read more…] about Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands for Vets, Gold Star Families