By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 11:19 am
The vanishingly rare Isotria medeoloides, the small whorled pogonia, has just been found again in New York State. The last time it was spotted within our borders was in an Onandaga County swamp in 1976. A press release from the state office of Parks,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 12:58 pm
Hot off the (digital) press: New maps of New York State's various eco-regions for use with GIS mapping software, thanks to a group effort by the EPA, DEC, USGS, NRCS, and the mercifully acronym-free New York Natural Heritage Program. They're free to... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 5, 2010 - 2:56 pm
Got a bachelor's degree in science? Want to fight invasive species in the New York City watershed? Now's your chance. Duties include identifying and mapping invasive forest insect and plant occurrences, detecting occurrences that are moving into the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 10:35 pm
DEC biologist Carl Herzog is speaking at SUNY New Paltz on Thursday about the great American bat die-off. From the Hudson Valley Geologist: If you don't know, bats have been dying off in record numbers locally (and throughout the northeast) from a fungal... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 12:21 pm
Coyotes. You've got questions. They've got answers. On March 4, SUNY Ulster and the Catskill Institute for the Environment are hosting a talk on coyote ecology, featuring a panel of local scientists. The panel will include Dr. Roland Kays, Curator of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 10:21 pm
White-nose fungus has decimated bat populations in the Northeast over the last few years. Bucknell University bat ecologist DeeAnn Reeder isn't holding out much hope for most of our native bats: I think within several years there will be practically no... Read more


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