The gate to the interior parking lot at Black Pond Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Jefferson County has been closed. The gate will remain closed through Labor Day and reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. DEC closes the gate every year to protect the WMA. [Read more…] about Vehicle Access to Black Pond Wildlife Area Limited
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County has announced a free outdoor cooking webinar, set for Thursday, June 11th at 1 pm. [Read more…] about Free Outdoor Cooking Webinar Set For June 11th
While out fishing with his dad, Joe, on May 6th, Morgan Fonzi reeled in a new state record white bass from the Lower Niagara River. Weighing in at 3 lbs. 8 oz, it surpassed the previous state record set in 1992 by 2 ounces. [Read more…] about State Record White Bass Caught in Niagara River
Once, when I was little, I was so thrilled to come across a gorgeous, dark-red trillium that I picked it and placed it in a vase in the house. I was disappointed when it quickly wilted.
Not only that, but it smelled bad. Such is the dual nature of this spring wildflower: stunningly beautiful, with a scent that appeals to carrion flies. [Read more…] about Trillium: A Beauty of the Spring Woods
As the buds on hardwood trees and shrubs open and New York State’s forests again are cloaked in green, they provide our many herbivores with a welcome change in their diet.
While many plant eaters are able to subsist on woody buds and cellulose laden layers of inner bark throughout winter, leafy matter provides far greater levels of nourishment. The porcupine, a common denizen of the forest, is among our first order consumers of greens when they emerge in spring. [Read more…] about Porcupines And Their Need For Salt
Lake sturgeon can be unintentionally caught by anglers fishing in certain waters in New York during May and June when they’re spawning. The stress incurred from being caught by an angler can inhibit a lake sturgeon’s ability to spawn. It takes many years for female sturgeon to become sexually mature, and they only spawn every 4-7 years, so missing a spawning opportunity can have a big impact on the growth of a population. [Read more…] about Anglers Cautioned to Avoid Spawning Sturgeon
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has invited New Yorkers to take part in the 2020 Canalway Challenge, tracing history and tracking miles along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail.
Part fitness challenge, part journey of discovery, the Canalway Challenge is free and registration is open to people of all ages and abilities. [Read more…] about Canalway Challenge Promotes Health and History
This week on The Historians Podcast, Nina Sankovitch talks about her new book on the American Revolution, American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution (St. Martin’s Press, 2020). [Read more…] about Fanning the Flames of American Revolution (Podcast)
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County has announced two webinar programs focused on small-scale livestock production. [Read more…] about Small-Scale Livestock Production Webinars Planned
The NYS Canal Corporation has announced that its maintenance and construction projects are set to resume on a regional basis under the “NY Forward Reopening” plan.
The tentative schedule calls for segments of the canal system to start opening beginning July 4th. [Read more…] about NYS Canal System Opening Update