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
The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center (www.adirondackwildlife.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of animals and wildlife education. Adirondack Wildlife Refuge staff are available to do presentations for schools, churches and other … [Read more...] about Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center
I'd like to return briefly to one of the most majestic (if controversial) apex predators to have graced the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley, the cougar. Specifically I'll introduce a resource for tracking cougar sightings, and perhaps some of the fortunate members of our … [Read more...] about Cougar Watch Update from Protect the Adirondacks!
[This is the third part of a three-part series recommending that we return wolves to their rightful place in the Adirondacks. If you missed the part which considers the ecological importance of carnivores, please consider reading "Restore the Adirondack Wolf" and "Economic and … [Read more...] about Return Wolves to Increase Public Safety
[This is the second part of a three-part series advocating wolf restoration in the Adirondacks. If you missed the first part which considers the ecological importance of carnivores, please consider reading "Restore the Adirondack Wolf", and the last part of the series is "Return … [Read more...] about Economic and Social Reasons for Wolf Restoration