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Aquatic Habitats in Summer

Late July in Central New York is usually hot and dry and this year is no exception. Water levels in wetlands and surface waters are at a seasonal low, exposing habitats and life processes not visible at other times. 165 more words

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Amphibians and Frozen Wetlands

Hunkering down on successive mornings of 9 and 14 degrees F, I can’t help but wonder about the impact of a deep freeze on the reproductive cycle of amphibians in shallow water, wood frogs in particular. 142 more words

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Eagle in the Mist

I’ve visited and blogged the “deer carcass on ice” site for three consecutive days now. The first visit was a career highlight. Yesterday I was a little reckless in my approach and spooked a juvenile eagle off the carcass. 164 more words

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Hunting Deer on Thin Ice

Late winter, with a combination of ice and open water on surface waters, presents a fleeting window of opportunity for nature photography. My recent posts on ducks, muskrats and mink were the result of this phenomenon. 120 more words

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Marsh Madness!

Many of our surface waters remain frozen, so my search for waterfowl has been limited to small pockets of open water. One site in particular attracts much of my attention: a marshy wetland in the watershed of a large pond. 291 more words

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