Articles with keyword "wildlife"

April 7, 2022  |  by: Justin Levine – Adirondack Council Communications and Outreach Assistant
An Unexpected Walk With Wildlife
Read how a routine walk turned into making a new wildlife friend.
October 26, 2021  |  by: Jess Kelley – Adirondack Council Development Assistant
Birds You Can Enjoy in Your Own Backyard
There is an abundance of wildlife you can see deep in the remote forests of the Adirondacks. But, you can also enjoy some very beautiful bird species in your own backyard.
August 13, 2021  |  by: Justin Levine - Adirondack Council Communications and Outreach Assistant
Caterpillars and the Butterflies or Moths They Become
When we think of wildlife, it’s often in the form of bears, moose, deer, and fish. And smaller wildlife abounds in the Adirondacks, from mice and fisher to eagles and turkeys. So most people may not think of insects as wildlife, but the bugs, caterpillars, bees, and yes, even black flies, play an integral role in Adirondack ecosystems.
September 18, 2020  |  by: Julia Goren - Adirondack Council Director of Vision Project
Bald Eagles - Teaching the Past and Showing the Future
“Look, mom!” My 6-year-old son points excitedly to a large raptor about 150 feet off the bow of our canoe. “It’s got a fish!” With its huge wings, dark body, and white head and tail, there’s no mistaking this bald eagle. It’s close enough that we can see the fish in its talons as it flies towards a tall white pine.
June 18, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
2020 Bond Act Supports Clean Water and Jobs | A Historic Opportunity for the Adirondack Park
In the 2020 New York State Budget, Governor Cuomo and the Legislature authorized sending the $3 billion Restore Mother Nature Bond Act to the polls in November, where it requires final approval by the voters. This is an extraordinary chance for the state to invest in Adirondack water, wildlife and wildlands, and create jobs that will support local communities and protect public health.
October 18, 2019  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
About the Common Loon
Loons. We all love them. We all get a thrill when we see a loon or hear their haunting cries. A bit of  research further expanded my appreciation for these creatures I have enjoyed my entire life. Here’s what I learned about this great symbol of wilderness.
January 11, 2019  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
10 Adirondack Wildlife to Spot in the Winter
Wintertime is peaceful in the Adirondack Park. It is a bit quieter as you will see less people braving the trails covered in snow. Also, you are more likely to see some iconic Adirondack wildlife. When you're out and about in the Park, keep your eyes peeled for some of these winter loving Adirondack animals.
December 11, 2018  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
What the Adirondacks Can Hope for in 2019
Looking to 2019 with hope for an even brighter future for the Adirondack Park. Our Adirondack legacy is a product of our constant yearning to do more and do better every day for the next generation. We have so much work left to do, so please join the Adirondack Council in fighting to build upon that legacy. Here are just a few efforts that give me hope for 2019.
September 17, 2018  |  by: Meg Desmond - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Is the Endangered Species Act in Danger?  | Lessons to Learn from Red Wolves
In June, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a rule that threatens the existence of red wolves. Although red wolves do not inhabit the Adirondack Park, we should be concerned about this. Why? Because this rule sets a dangerous precedent for the treatment of other endangered species, including those who call the Adirondacks their home like the Spruce Grouse, Short-Eared Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Indiana Bat.
August 10, 2018  |  by: By: Kevin Chlad - Director of Government Relations
Advice for Aspiring Stargazers and the Impacts of Outdoor Lighting
When is the last time you saw an exceptional view of the stars in the sky? Last night? Last year? Can you even remember the last time you saw a truly magnificent night sky? Read our blog to find out how you can see spectacular views in the night sky.

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