I have previously introduced a large charismatic canid increasingly evident in the Adirondack Park that some wildlife observers are calling the CoyWolf. This hybrid of the Coyote, the Eastern Wolf, and the domestic dog unfortunately is threatened despite its important … [Read more...] about Wrong to Kill Coyotes, Wolves and CoyWolves
By now, most of us who spend much time outside in the Adirondack Park have seen some sort of large canid that looks too big to be a Coyote, not quite big enough to be a Wolf. Quite likely, many of us have seen what some wildlife observers are calling the CoyWolf. What is a … [Read more...] about Welcoming the CoyWolf: Whoever It May Be
Millions of Americans are watching with stunned admiration as a football team not previously thought to be much of a threat to the Patriots or Seahawks advances, so far undefeated, toward the Super Bowl. Many of us find ourselves rooting for the Carolina Panthers, with their … [Read more...] about Go Panthers!
[Special thanks to Lake Placid based nature conservation photographer Larry Master (www.masterimages.org) for permission to feature his photographs in this post.] We ought to share our Adirondack home with at least three species of wild cats: Cougar, Lynx, and Bobcat. … [Read more...] about Missing Cats of Our Home
We may not need to brace ourselves for “The Big One”, as do San Francisco and Sanford & Son, but we should prepare for worsening disturbances. Wildfire can be a natural disturbance of unpredictably enhancing qualities; but in a climate chaos century, in a fragmented … [Read more...] about The Wildfire Next Time