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Surviving the Bog

Surviving the Bog

Surviving the Bog Alice Menis, VIC Steward  When people come to the Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) they normally ask me “what trail is the most interesting?” The trail I always recommend is the Boreal Life Trail. This trail is wonderful because it holds a unique...

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Rent a Bear Canister, Save a Life

Rent a Bear Canister, Save a Life

Alice Menis, VIC Steward blog The black bear’s sleek black coat and seven-foot frame used to symbolize Adirondack wilderness. The black bear could be found munching on berries or grabbing fish from a stream. Today, black bears in the High Peaks Wilderness frequently...

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Junior Heron’s Club: Bird Week

Junior Heron’s Club: Bird Week

Junior Heron's Club: Bird Week  Alice Menis, VIC Steward Last week during Junior Heron's Club we went bird hunt adventure and you can too! All you need is a field guide and some binoculars which we have at the front desk. If you don't know how to use the binoculars...

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Moose at the VIC at Paul Smiths

Moose at the VIC at Paul Smiths

By Alice Menis VIC Steward Do you dream of finding an Adirondack moose? Look no further, here at the VIC at Paul Smiths we have had multiple sightings of a moose. In the winter Dan Kelting’s STEM students with the Adirondack Watershed Institute found moose tracks in...

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Fall Gardening Reflection

Fall Gardening Reflection

By Anna M. Butler, Butterfly House Manager   Today is my last day as the Butterfly House Manager at the VIC. The position is seasonal, and the season has ended. There haven’t been butterflies to manage in the last few weeks since the house has been closed, so I...

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Phenological Update: Hatchlings

Phenological Update: Hatchlings

By Anna M. Butler, Butterfly House Manager   Tiny, dark gray turtles struggled against each other in the narrow mouth of their nest cavity. Wee clawed flippers wriggled in the earth. Slowly, clumsily, a sandy reptile emerged from the hole, leaving an empty spot...

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