Anxiously awaiting more snow, in this taunting winter of 2018, I recently skied the only place I could, across the big wetland at Hemlock Rock Wildlife Sanctuary, then Microspiked up Adirondack Land Trust’s part of Coon Mountain. I was on protected land throughout this ramble in … [Read more...] about Whither Tracks in the Snow?
New York’s great Adirondack Park is the East’s biggest stronghold for original forest. However we define and name it — primeval, primary, ancient, old growth, and first growth being other overlapping or synonymous descriptors — natural, uncut forest is easier to find in the … [Read more...] about Finding Original Forest
Our latest batch of photos from Beaver Brook land, protected by Eddy Foundation and Northeast Wilderness Trust, with a proposed CATS trail through, includes these nice ones of Bobcat, Black Bear, and Coyote, as well as Turkeys, Raccoons, squirrels, and deer. Success of wildlife … [Read more...] about Split Rock Wildlife Sightings: Black Bear, Bobcat, & Coyote!
Locals around Lake Champlain know well and joke often about the stories of Champ, a mythical monster of our deep blue lake. Along with a bevy of fanciful explanations for Champ sightings (cousin to Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster, among the most imaginative!), one wild possibility … [Read more...] about Sturgeon: Unsung Champs of Lake Champlain
Last blog we told you the grim news of white-nose syndrome, caused by an alien fungus, and how it is decimating bat populations in the Adirondacks and across much of the East and Midwest. Here we’ll say a little more about what this means for New York’s Adirondack Park. What … [Read more...] about BATS: Our Flying Mammal Neighbors