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momma bunny

momma bunny

This momma cottontail was crouched over her nest nursing her babies when I drove in. She straightened up a bit to keep her eye on me, but the …

June 27, 2015 9:04 pm(0)
COLUMN: Remembering my big felony arrests and questions

COLUMN: Remembering my big felony arrests and questions

At a recent talk I found a former colleague from my game warden days was there and, to my surprise, when I finished he recounted a story of hi…

June 27, 2015 8:53 pm(1)

Recreation Calendar

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June 19, 2015 7:07 pm(0)

Unseen ecosystem service cleans up after us

I have to make a trip down to New York City to do some research for an article. I approach this venture with a bit of trepidation not because …

June 19, 2015 6:43 pm(0)
Sightings

Sightings

Although those reading the paper cannot tell, this pictures shows all the attributes necessary to determine that this is a pickerel frog, not …

June 19, 2015 6:36 pm(1)

Recreation Calendar

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June 12, 2015 6:30 pm(0)

Sounding off on reunions, tree frogs

I just attended my 50th high school class reunion. This was horrifying in concept, but sort of fun in implementation. I was particularly inter…

June 12, 2015 3:15 pm(0)
Sightings -- June 12

Sightings -- June 12

Steve and Sandy Jabaut were sailing past the eagle nest on Speaker Heck Island in Lake George when they caught this eagle doing his own bit of…

June 12, 2015 3:00 pm(0)

Column: Blue dashers (the insects, anyway) are good to have around

I saw him coming quite a ways off. Having spent a lot of time on motorcycles, I take seriously the business about looking twice for bikes in w…

June 05, 2015 3:15 pm(0)
Sightings -- June 6

Sightings -- June 6

The geese have hatched, although the clutch size seems down this year, perhaps owing to the weather making it difficult for the female to stay…

June 05, 2015 3:00 pm(0)

Column: Questions that just might bamboozle you

Someone said, regarding my last column, that I was just exercising my vocabulary and trying to bamboozle people. I responded by saying, “Just …

May 30, 2015 1:15 pm(0)
Sightings

Sightings

Lots of stuff coming out after the rain this week (besides the mosquitoes). Readers reported a couple of late-nesting turtles, hordes of very …

May 30, 2015 1:00 pm(0)

Column: A gas that deserves a better reputation

The good old days were not so good the summer I had to teach Perkovitch to double clutch the Blue Beast.

May 24, 2015 4:15 pm(0)
Sightings -- May 24

Sightings -- May 24

Dr. Ellmers got this spectacular shot of a rare group of short-billed dowitchers just upstream of Fort Miller on the Hudson River. I was sure …

May 24, 2015 4:00 pm(0)

Column: Upset at the bees, scolded by the birds

I usually try to deal with my bees in a quiet, gentle manner. Most times I can get away with no gloves and sometimes no protective gear at all…

May 17, 2015 9:15 am(0)
Sightings -- May 17

Sightings -- May 17

We stopped to help the first turtle across the road this week. This one was a male, probably looking for other ponds with a bevy of turtle beauties.

May 17, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Recreation calendar -- May 17

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May 17, 2015 8:45 am(0)

Henke: Examining female creatures of all species

There is a very well-documented behavior among a number of primate groups as well as some other social-dwelling species: It has to do with res…

May 10, 2015 11:45 pm(0)
Sightings, May 11

Sightings, May 11

I am reluctant to clean up a pile of old boards and scrap wood because this bog female milksnake has called it home for the past several years…

May 10, 2015 11:46 pm(0)

Bob Henke: Invasive species clashes silly as 'paint and sip'

The latest yuppie deal is a “paint and sip.” This involves a bunch of women spending the day together painting pictures and guzzling wine.

May 01, 2015 5:51 pm(1)

Sports videos

Jeremy Johnson's walkoff homer wins it for Fort Ann

Fort Ann catcher Jeremy Johnson hit a walkoff three-run homer to lift Fort Ann to a 8-5 win over Whitehall.…

Tour of the Battenkill

Tour of the Battenkill

The 11th annual Tour of the Battenkill bicycle race around WashingtonCounty, starting at the…

Flames last game

Flames last game

The Adirondack Flames played their last ever game -- a 5-3 loss to Rochester -- and reflecte…

Greg Johnson nearly pitches perfect game, Lake George wins

Greg Johnson nearly pitches perfect game, Lake George wins

Greg Johnson's six innings of perfect baseball turned into a complete game one-hit shutout t…

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