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By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 - 3:38 pm
For the federal wildlife biologists tasked with keeping New York State boar-free, rounding up Zybysek Trunirz's escaped wild Eurasian boars has become something of a regular occurrence.  A few weeks ago, it happened again: A group of boars escaped from... Read more
By Elizabeth LoGiudice on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 - 4:35 pm
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 - 12:41 pm
Above: A white-tailed deer browses at the shore of the Ashokan Reservoir. Photo by Flickr user Ken Ficara; published under Creative Commons license. Local hunters, New York City wants your help: The burgeoning deer population around the Ashokan Reservoir... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 3, 2013 - 5:15 pm
View from the top of Overlook Mountain. Photo by Greg Miller; courtesy of the Open Space Institute. Over 250 acres near the summit of Overlook Mountain in Woodstock became part of the Catskill Forest Preserve recently, with the completion of a long-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 - 5:38 pm
Above: The egg of a Bicknell's thrush, Catharus bicknelli. Photo by Flickr user Kent McFarland; published under Creative Commons license. If there's one creature birdwatchers hope most fervently to find on a trip to the Catskills's high peaks, it's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 3, 2012 - 5:20 pm
Above: Photo of cut log by Flickr user EasyPickle. Published under Creative Commons license. This afternoon, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that they are loosening the regulations that govern transportation of... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Monday, Jul. 2, 2012 - 1:16 pm
Above: Eagles aren't fans of fireworks and subjecting them to fireworks comes with a heavy fine. Photo by Flickr user Gerry Balding, used under Creative Commons license. The Sullivan County hamlet of Narrowsburg has canceled its July 4th fireworks, due to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 7, 2012 - 3:13 pm
Above: The invasive Eurasian woodland plant Alliaria petiolata, more commonly known as garlic mustard, looking appropriately dramatic. Garlic mustard is most obvious in Northeastern woods around this time of year, when it is in full bloom. Photo by Flickr... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 - 1:14 pm
Photos by Jack McShane. March is the time for putting up bluebird nest boxes, and cleaning out old ones. Watershed Post reader Jack McShane caught these little field mice red-handed -- er, red-pawed -- taking over a bluebird box on his property in Andes.... Read more

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