According to a press release issued by DEC, on January 10th, ECOs Bobseine and Doroski assisted the Riverhead Foundation with locating a dolphin in Bellport Bay. [Read more…] about Long Island’s Bellport Bay Dolphin Sticking Around
The Adirondack Council today urged the Adirondack Park Agency to substantially modify or reject two permit requests for poorly-sited cell towers near the Hamilton County communities of Indian Lake and Inlet.
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has never denied a request for a cell tower permit. [Read more…] about Adirondack Council: Plan For Poorly Sited Cell Towers Should Be Revised
Throughout the autumn, when the water around its primary lodge remains open, the beaver (Castor canadensis) scours the shore near and far in search of those select woody plants on which it relies for food. These items are severed at their base and floated to the area just outside the main entrance to the family’s winter shelter and then pushed underwater as deep as possible.
Like many rodents, the beaver assembles a sizeable cache of food for use in winter when travel conditions become limited. Additionally, this rather rotund mammal develops deposits of fat that help to insulate it against the cold and can be used to fuel its internal energy needs. [Read more…] about Inside A Beaver Lodge in Winter
DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement released the results of “Operation Back Road,” a recent statewide detail targeting illegal hunting from roads. [Read more…] about ‘Operation Back Road’ Snares Road Hunters
The final 2020 deployment of rail cars to the state’s artificial reef network was completed successfully, bringing the total number of rail cars added to reefs off New York to 75. [Read more…] about Final 2020 Deployment of Rail Cars to New York’s Artificial Reefs
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is set to host a virtual presentation to share details about a recently completed habitat management plan for the Erwin Wildlife Management Area (WMA), on Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 6:30 pm. [Read more…] about DEC to Discuss Managing Wildlife at Erwin Wildlife Management Area
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, have announced the sixth round of competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Grants program, funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. [Read more…] about Public Lands, Trails, Historic Site Grants Available
I consider the lack of biting insects and other invertebrates, to be a wondrous gift of the winter season.
I can wander unmolested through wood and field absent the attentions of mosquitoes, deer flies, and ticks. And aside from a short list of “usual suspects,” insects are a rarity to be encountered in the winter woods. [Read more…] about How Insects Spend A New York Winter
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that New York schools and youth organizations can apply to receive 30-50 free tree or shrub seedlings through the School Seedling Program from the Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery. [Read more…] about School Seedlings, A Free Program for Educators
Care and maintenance of trees ensures their health life and minimizes liability. Trees can be damaged by high winds, snow, ice, and other severe weather events. Some damage requires immediate attention, while other damage may be dealt with later. [Read more…] about The Time to Prune Trees is Now