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Kristel Guimara: February 2012 Archives
The recent snowfall on the landscape brought my attention to the adaptation skills of small mammals. For many small mammals, such as mice, voles, moles and shrews, the presence of sufficient snow cover is critical to their survival.
The bobcat, Lynx rufus, is the most abundant spotted cat in North America. This nocturnal hunter has been the topic of concern when discussing and debating the Management Plan for Bobcats in New York State. The Department of Conservation (DEC) wants to extend the hunting season, in designated areas,where viable populations exist.
Dihydrogen monoxide, better known as water, turns into ice at 0 degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the ice has begun to freeze, design and construction of an Ice Castle in Saranac Lake begins to form. The ice is taken from Lake Flower in blocks of 2 feet wide by 4 feet long; weighing in at four to eight hundred pounds. As the designs of the castle have expanded and minimized depending on the availability of ice, each palace can contain about 1,000 to 3,000 blocks of ice.
The Town of Tupper Lake, in Franklin County New York, has a logging and manufacturing history that once thrived as a bustling town booming with business. Visitors from afar walked the busy streets of this Town in search of hunting expeditions, wildlife viewing, business transactions and acquiring their own piece of land in the heart of Adirondacks.