The biggest animal to recolonize our region after past extirpation is the Moose. The largest member of the deer family (Cervidae), Moose (Alces alces) hint at the Pleistocene mega-fauna that for epochs prior to arrival of Homo sapiens (us!) shaped North American ecosystems. … [Read more...] about Trouble for Moose: Climate, Ticks, and Lack of Predators
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!
[This is the first of a three-part series considering the merits of restoring the Adirondack wolf. The two subsequent posts are "Economic and Social Reasons for Wolf Restoration" and "Return Wolves to Increase Public Safety". Special thanks to Lake Placid based nature … [Read more...] about Restore the Adirondack Wolf