According to reptile experts this April Fool's Day, eastern timber rattlesnakes are on the increase in Essex due to climate warming. More of the local rattlers are getting through the less chilly winters, and with longer feeding seasons the population is expanding. Craig Crotalus … [Read more...] about Snakes and Earthquakes
April Fool's Day
The Essex ferry reopened this morning! I am thrilled to trumpet this much anticipated news, news that awoke many Essex residents shortly before 6:30AM to the sound of crunching ice and a celebratory fog horn. No, I'm not announcing spring ice-out 2015. It looks like we … [Read more...] about April Fools: Essex Ferry Reopened?!?!
You know what tomorrow is? April Fools' Day (AFD). And as a lifelong prankster, I figured there was nobody better suited to an important and timely pre-AFD public service announcement about a slightly less celebrated but even more important holiday: World Backup Day! Yes, it's … [Read more...] about World Backup Day: Safeguard Your Data
Now that spring is just around the corner, I called the chair of the herpetology department at Plattsburgh State, Dr. C. Horridus, for an update on the local timber rattlesnake situation. Essex is home to a number of the rattlers on Split Rock Mountain. Dr. Horridus told me that, … [Read more...] about Rattlesnakes, Rumbling, and Rock