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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 03-18-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By mphilli2
The "rewilding" of carnivores

Not specific to the Adirondacks, but here is the link to an article (NY Times) about the "rewilding" of wolves and other carnivores. Effects, where it can succeed, where not.

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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-17-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By mphilli2
As others have said, budget cuts over the years...

As others have said, budget cuts over the years have left the DEC understaffed, at least in the offices with which I am familiar. And in the field as well.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-14-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By mphilli2
If interested, follow below link to an article...

If interested, follow below link to an article about the death of hemlocks in Shenandoah National Forest. It used to be supposed that colder northern weather would protect hemlocks in NYS, but maybe...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-11-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By mphilli2
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Workshop

A DEC NOTICE:

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Workshop

Where: Warrensburg DEC (232 Golf Course Rd, Warrensburg, NY 12885)

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time: 12:30 - 3:00pm
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-29-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By mphilli2
Article about grouse decline and studies...

Article about grouse decline and studies regarding possible impact of West Nile:
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Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-28-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By mphilli2
This isn't specific to the Long Lake area, but in...

This isn't specific to the Long Lake area, but in regard to what Mallard1100 has noticed about the grouse population. According to the DEC (see link below) the grouse population has declined 70%...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 12-21-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By mphilli2
snake fungus

NYT article about a fungus threatening timber rattlers & other snakes:
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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-29-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By mphilli2
Is this the pond your asking about:...

Is this the pond your asking about: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/csrpthorsp14.pdf

Yup, that's it. Thank you.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-28-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By mphilli2
Horseshoe Pond question

One of my wife's cousins is looking at a property for sale on Horseshoe Pond (it connects to the Deer River Flow) and asked me what I know about the summer water condition or recreation quality of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-17-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By mphilli2
This book reviewer wonders whether the story is...

This book reviewer wonders whether the story is entirely true:
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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-16-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By mphilli2
27 years in the woods

Article about a guy who lived in the woods 27 years. Not in Adirondacks, but might interest readers here.
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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-31-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By mphilli2
Almost all of those people are going to Hitchens...

Almost all of those people are going to Hitchens or Lows.

If you search this site, you'll find a number of old threads about Trout Pond.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-31-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,088
Posted By mphilli2
I spent several nights there 6 or 7 years ago,...

I spent several nights there 6 or 7 years ago, early in June.

Didn't see another soul, but the pond had much sign of use by a private religious camp that was located on a nearby lake. The camp...
Forum: Environmental Issues 03-05-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,704
Posted By mphilli2
During my twenties, I planted eight thousand...

During my twenties, I planted eight thousand hardwood and conifer seedlings. This winter I have been thinning the black locust, which are now 32 years old. Not sure whether it will feel satisfying...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-08-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,020
Posted By mphilli2
You might also consider distance from doctors or...

You might also consider distance from doctors or a medical center of some kind. Gawd forbid, but the time could arrive when you or someone else in your family needs to make more trips in that...
Forum: Environmental Issues 02-02-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,029
Posted By mphilli2
This conversation has reminded me to stop more...

This conversation has reminded me to stop more often and take in the beauty of mature white ash--since future generations might not have the same opportunity.
Forum: Environmental Issues 02-02-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,029
Posted By mphilli2
The Holland Land Company established towns,...

The Holland Land Company established towns, ranges & lots in my region (SW NYS) between 1800 and 1810 or so, after the Seneca Iroquois had been forced onto reservations. The head surveyors kept logs...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 01-13-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By mphilli2
Salamanders/fungus

Restriction on movement of salamanders by humans:
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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 01-01-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,245
Posted By mphilli2
Have seen only one in the Adirondacks. It was...

Have seen only one in the Adirondacks. It was drinking from Forked Lake as my son and I paddled near shore, and left in a hurry when it noticed us.

Closest was in the Alleghenies. Was giving my...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-15-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,551
Posted By mphilli2
One got into my apiary once and destroyed $150 or...

One got into my apiary once and destroyed $150 or so of hive components, and of course ate much honey & caused the death of a colony. To a bear, a beehive is something like an all-you-can-for-free...
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