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If You Care, Leave It There!

Have you ever come upon a fawn, or pair of fawns, curled up and motionless without any sign of an adult doe around? Before assuming fawns are orphaned, consider the following: White-tailed … more

What Bears Are Doing Now

• Yearling bears leave mom and search for food, shelter and a place of their own.  • Adult males travel far and wide looking for mates.  • Nursing moms venture … more

Reminder - Sporting licenses changing Aug. 1

As a reminder for hunters, trappers, and anglers, by Aug. 1, the paper used for sporting licenses and carcass tags will change from special stock (Valeron) to plain paper. This change will modernize … more

Free Fishing Weekend – June 29-30

Every year the last full weekend in June is designated as “Free Fishing Days” in New York. This means anyone can fish the freshwater lakes, rivers, streams and ponds without a fishing … more

National Pollinator Week June 17-23

This week the importance of protecting pollinators is recognized. Insects like bees, butterflies, wasps, beetles, flies, and even some birds and small mammals such as bats and honey possums, who … more

Increased reservoir releases requested due to hot weather conditions

On Monday, June 17, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requested a release from the 2017 FFMP Thermal Mitigation Bank due to the forecast of sunny and unusually warm conditions. … more

Look Out for Giant Hogweed

Giant hogweed plants are beginning to bloom across many parts of the state, making it a prime time to spot this harmful invasive species. Giant hogweed is a large, flowering plant from Eurasia with … more

Bass Season opens June 15

The open season for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass begins June 15 and extends through Nov. 30. Not only are there plentiful waters to fish for them, but many provide outstanding opportunities to … more

Vacationing or camping in bear country?

If you’re heading out to get away from it all, chances are good you’re heading into bear country. There are lots of simple steps you can take to discourage bears from getting into your … more

‘Love Our New York Lands’ photo contest

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has launched the 2024 ‘Love Our New York Lands’ photo contest. The online contest will feature five monthly themes through … more

Species Spotlight: Largemouth Bass

Scientific Name : Micropterus salmoides Nicknames : bucket mouth, melon head, hawg State Record: 11 lbs. 4 oz., Buckhorn Lake (Otsego County), Sept. 11, 1987 Identification: Dark band … more

Leslie Sharpe: Animal Adaptations

Wild Saturdays is a series of free programming offered once a month from May to October each year at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, the summer home of John Burroughs. … more
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