Adirondacks http://mountainlake.org/topics/adirondacks/index.rss en-us Copyright © Mountain Lake PBS 2014. All rights reserved. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:10:03 GMT LISTEN: Iron Eaters Near And Far Weird living things you may never have heard of live deep in the oceans and in hot pools at Yellowstone. They live in your intestines and toilet tank, too. You gotta love them, for without them, we'd be nowhere.

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Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Conditions Report - September 26, 2014 John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend.

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LISTEN: Great Things Happen at Dusk When nights yields to day and day succumbs to darkness, wild beasts come out to fly and prowl. Scientists call them crepuscular. Listen and meet dusk specialists here.

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Dirt, Food, and Friends: Fledging Crow Farm Celebrates The Harvest | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK In Keeseville, on the eastern edge of upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains, a new-fangled subscription farm called Fledging Crow grows food the old fashioned way

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LISTEN: The Poignant End of Summer According to the calendar, one day it's summer and the next it's fall. Nature marks the change of the season a little differently.

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LISTEN: Home On The Range With Ants And Aphids I'd forgive anyone for thinking I was pulling a leg when telling them that some ants round up aphids on plant stems and tend them like dairy farmers care for cows.

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Asleep Beneath The Sod: Saranac Lake's Historic Pine Ridge Cemetery | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK Saranac Lake's Pine Ridge Cemetery sprawls over a sandy hillside in the heart of the village. In it lie the last remains of the village's first settlers, along with hundreds of others, some well known, some not, who followed them across

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LISTEN: Finding Common Ferns I've been seeing lots of ferns lately, and maybe you have, too. Most are tricky to identify. Still, there are three big common ones that are easy to know: the bracken, the interrupted, and the cinnamon.

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LISTEN: Aye Aye Skipper Should you care about tiny drab butterflies that look like moths? I'm not sure. But plants all over the world seem to care a great deal about them

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Slimed! Adirondack Kids Love Amphibians! | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK Adirondack kids can't resist slimy things that hop and crawl. Join three warm-blooded young naturalists as they hunt for frogs, toads, and salamanders. Don't think amphibians are cool? Maybe we can change your mind.

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LISTEN: A Damsel in Distress Birds do it, bees do it, and so do damselflies, delicate cousins of dragonflies that dart through the air around and above wet places.

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LISTEN: The Nature of Exercise My mother always told my sisters and me as she bounced us outside in all kinds of weather that exercise was good for us. She was more right than she knew.

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LISTEN: Who Rules The World Who's in charge, my daughter wanted to know? She'd been given a tee-shirt that proclaims "Girls Rule The World." Now she wanted to know: do they? Listen to my answer.

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LISTEN: Eye of an Eagle The great hulk of the thing was scarcely 50 feet away perched on the limb of a birch. The limb was spindly, and this combined with the eagle’s proximity to the ground and to my retinas, made it appear gigantic!

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LISTEN: On The Beech Frankly, they suck. And while they suck, they inadvertently introduce fungi into the inner bark. Listen here and meet the Bonny and Clyde of the beech tree decline: a hyperfeminine aphid and a lethal fungus.

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LISTEN: A Walk in a Boneyard It doesn't make any sense. Most wild animals big enough for us to pay attention to have skeletons.

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LISTEN: Matters of Perspective Defeated by a little bird! It's humbling, I confess, to have chased wild birds over much of North America for 35 years and still not have seen a common sedge wren.

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New "Curiously Adirondack" Web Series Looks at Life, Both Human and Wild in the Adirondacks Mountain Lake PBS is proud to announce a new 8 episode web series exploring the wild, weird, and wondrous Adirondack Mountains and the people who call them home.

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LISTEN: Ticks Looking For Good Hosts Like it or not, they're waiting for you. Legs reach out, legs with highly receptive sensory organs on them, and they know you're coming.

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LISTEN: A Little Night Music A Stephen Sondheim musical is hard to beat, but it meets its match in the night singing of frogs and toads on spring and summer nights.

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