In much of the world, the animals that strike fear into the human heart tend to be large or extra-large. Consider the crocodile, the cobra, the anaconda, the lion, the hippo, the tiger. In the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, the most fearsome menace is...THE BLACKFLY! How are they in your neck of the woods? Do you have a special remedy to keep them at bay? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or the commenting section below.
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Check out author Ed Kanze's latest book Adirondack: Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East. The Wall Street Journal says, “Mr. Kanze’s way of circling back on himself, wondering if he is crazy to try to live in this place in this way, is oddly reassuring … We root for the Kanzes when freezing trees crack like rifle shots all night long, when hard frosts in July and August turn their carefully tended tomato plants to sad mush. We wonder how and why they do it, even as we wonder why we do what we do and live where we live. And we are comforted, knowing such brave and capable people wonder too.” Learn more by clicking here.
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Additional nature sounds courtesy of Lang Elliott at musicofnature.com.
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