Field Notes

FIELD NOTES: MID-WINTER — March 2020

FIELD NOTES: MID-WINTER — March 2020

   On January 11th, a day of an unusually warm temperature (57 degrees) and with all snow now gone, it was too perfect not to take a short walk around and check the local trails. It was muddy in places, but this did not deter my friendly EDG (the emotionally disturbed grouse) of finding me and looking for a handout.

FIELD NOTES: HIBERNATION

FIELD NOTES: HIBERNATION

  For those of us who love the outdoors, have spent time in the wilderness and say they have never been lost, well you have not spent enough time wandering in wilderness hiking or hunting.

FIELD NOTES: HIBERNATION – January 2020

FIELD NOTES: HIBERNATION - January 2020

   It is mid-winter when many friends migrate to warmer climes so as to avoid what many of us somehow tolerate and survive. Many of our feathered friends also journey to southern and more hospitable habitats.

FIELD NOTES: REBIRTH — December 2019

FIELD NOTES: REBIRTH — December 2019

Jack searches for his Emotionally Disturbed Grouse.

FIELD NOTES: TEASE A BEAR? — November 2019

FIELD NOTES: TEASE A BEAR? — November 2019

Who would tease a bear? I would, I fess up. I tried; I failed, but captured another critter (on film.)

FIELD NOTES: BEAR WITH ME — October 2019

FIELD NOTES: BEAR WITH ME — October 2019

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has come out with a report stating that the numbers of our black bears and fishers are declining in the Adirondacks, but both species are thriving in the Southern Tier.