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?
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
Many local residents insist the "big cats" – Cougars, Pumas, Panthers, Mountain Lions (multiple names for the same animal) – are already here, or were never fully eradicated. From my readings and observations, it seems the many reported sightings of Cougars usually fall into … [Read more...] about We Should Welcome Cougars Back
Our next "Saturday on the Trail" will be on February 22, 2014. Depending on the weather, we may take a hike in the snow together, or we may scope out the area for the new trail we will be creating on Coot Hill in Crown Point. Stay tuned for more information to come. If you … [Read more...] about CATS Announces Trail and Natural History Events
Sue Morse is giving a lecture series called "Wild Neighbors." This 4-part lecture series is sponsored by Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington, VT. The lecture series focuses on a better understanding the wildlife inhabitants of our local woods. You will learn feeding behaviors, … [Read more...] about Sue Morse: Wild Neighbors Lecture Series