Adirondacks http://mountainlake.org/topics/adirondacks/index.rss en-us Copyright © Mountain Lake PBS 2014. All rights reserved. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:00 GMT 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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Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Conditions Report - August 29, 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: 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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LISTEN: Wildflower Parade Spring and summer bring us colorful birds, and their colors seem to be reflected in the wildflowers that pop up and open for business at the same time of year.

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LISTEN: Brown, Furry, And Wet: Who Goes There? Now you see it, now you don't: something brown in or near the water, hopping, swimming, or doing something else that catches your eye.

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Adirondack Fitness: Warmer Weather Means More Outdoor Activity After a long, long winter, area fitness professionals offer advice about getting out and getting fit.

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LISTEN: The Bloodletting The day began with a mosquito attacking me before I got out of bed, and it went downhill from there.

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Adirondack Terror: The Blackfly Menace 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.

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LISTEN: Tripping The Lights Fantastic I can assure you there is nothing boring about the Aurora Borealis. At best, the so-called northern lights reach from the horizon high into the sky, staging a light show without rival elsewhere.

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