RSS

Adirondacks

LISTEN: Mite Versus Right

Pets bring us joy and the pleasures of companionship. And sometimes they bring us pain. Listen to a horror story of a house---my house---invaded by hordes of hungry mites. more »

Mar 25, 2015 2:13 PM , Outdoors

Pond Skimming Action at Titus Mountain Madness 2015 - INSTAGRAM EDITION

Check out 10 Instagram videos from the daring folks who try their luck at pond skimming on Titus Mountain. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:06 AM Outdoors

Pond Skimming Action at Titus Mountain Madness 2015 - VINE EDITION

Check out 10 looping videos from the loopy folks who try their luck at pond skimming on Titus Mountain. more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:25 AM Outdoors

LISTEN: Geography of a Bird

Start looking at birds, and you have to master a whole new vocabulary of lingo. more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:22 AM , Outdoors

Artist's work damaged in fire

"Art Express - Bill Amadon - Adirondack Landscapes" shows the real scenery that inspires fantastic paintings. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:36 PM Arts & Culture

LISTEN: An Ornithologist Shaken, Not Stirred

Before there was James Bond OO7 the secret agent and ladies' man, there was James Bond the distinguished ornithologist and expert on birds of the West Indians. more »

Mar 13, 2015 8:06 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Great Snowy Owl

Everybody knows the bird, but most us have never seen it in the flesh: the great white owl of northern North America and Eurasia known as the snowy. more »

Mar 6, 2015 11:18 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Mink May Stink, But They're Fun To Watch

If you have the privilege of getting close to a mink, it'll stink. But don't let the smell scare you off. These fierce, wide-ranging members of the weasel tribe offer fine entertainment to those who watch them. more »

Feb 19, 2015 3:04 PM , Outdoors

Adirondack Council Director Willie Janeway Talks Adirondack Park Budget Proposals - Extended Roundtable

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo pays a visit to the North Country and SUNY Plattsburgh to sell his 142-billion dollar budget. Willie Janeway joins us to talk about the budget plan that will impact the Adirondack Park and the North Country more »

Feb 17, 2015 8:56 AM News

LISTEN: SPECIAL EDITION 'ALL THINGS NATURAL' - FROM DIRT COMES HEALING

If the history of medical science can teach us one thing, it's this. Don't underestimate dirt. From ordinary backyard soil and composted compost have some of the world's most useful wonder-drugs. more »

Feb 12, 2015 11:19 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Animal Attitudes, It Takes All Kinds

We may be all cut from the same cloth, yet every one of us is one of a kind. The same holds for wild animals. In a given family of wild owls, robins, or raccoons, no two individuals share the same personality. Vive le difference! more »

Feb 6, 2015 12:38 PM , Outdoors

The Adirondack Mountain Village of Saranac Lake Remembers Its Curative Past | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

Most of us have heard William Faulkner's famous line about the past not being dead. His wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in the Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake. more »

Feb 4, 2015 1:19 PM , Arts & Culture

LISTEN: The Strange Case Of The Ice Flows Cargo

Men are often drawn to women by their eyes. So it was with me as I was getting to know my wife, Debbie. In this case, there was more to it than just the color and depth I found in her luminous blue orbs. It also was what they saw. more »

Jan 30, 2015 9:48 AM , Outdoors

Winter Wonderland Lake Placid and surrounding cities part two: visiting with kids and seniors

Last month I drove from Montreal to celebrate the holidays at scenic Lake Placid. A wonderful destination is worth revisiting a second time. Here are some of my more family oriented activities in the surrounding towns of Wilmington and Tupper Lake. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:20 AM , Gen's Delights 1 Comments

LISTEN: A Winter Walk, And Home Again

On a cold winter day, I go out, then come in. Between the start and finish lie ninety brisk minutes of exercise and illumination. Join me! more »

Jan 23, 2015 3:47 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: What's It All About, Algae?

Meet Corinne Parnapy, a real live phycologist. She studies that slimy stuff, green or brown or red, that we call algae. Is it interesting? Listen and judge for yourself. more »

Jan 16, 2015 10:29 AM Outdoors

LISTEN: Trees, Shrubs, and What Ails Them

Bacteria do it. Viruses do it. Even pesky little fungi do it. Make plants and people sick, that is. Listen to how it goes for plants. more »

Jan 9, 2015 11:56 AM , Outdoors

Catch Our Drift: Why Adirondackers Love Winter, Sort Of | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

Do we in the Adirondacks love snow and cold? Do we hate them? Hear dyed-in-the-wool locals speak their minds about our long, cold, crystalline season of white. more »

Jan 9, 2015 11:28 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Bringing Up Babies

I've raised baby possums, raccoons, skunks, robins, starlings, and great-horned owls. Which are the most cuddly and fun to be around? The answer may surprise you. more »

Jan 2, 2015 9:10 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Little Drummer Boy

Do you hear what I hear? It's late on a cold winter night. Snow lies softly over the ground, and the red stuff in the thermometer is plunging. more »

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM , Outdoors