Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Adirondack Habitat Awareness Day 2018

Black bear enclosure provided by Adirondack WildThe 11th Annual Adirondack Habitat Awareness Day is set to be celebrated at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge at 977 Springfield Road in Wilmington, on Sunday September 2nd, from 10 am to 6 pm. The Theme this year will be the ongoing challenges Adirondack Wildlife face in a changing climate.

The following topics will be discussed at the wolf, coyote and bear enclosures throughout the day:

Which non-native animals are increasingly spending seasons in the Adirondacks?
Which tick species are increasing, who do they impact, and which animals eat ticks?
Should we control the deer & rodent populations, and if so, how?
Should we control coyotes, or is hunting them counterproductive?
Are coydogs really “coydogs”? What kind of wolves live in the Adirondacks, and what is the modern history of wolves in the Adirondacks?
Why are black bears “indicator species”, and what do they tell us about their environment?

In addition, there will be two dedicated presentations at the Adirondack Wildlife Education Center: “How do rising temperatures and extreme weather affect Adirondack wildlife?” at 4 pm, and “How to become a wildlife rehabber,” at 5 pm.

Attendees will be able to observe native animals from fox to bobcat, fisher possum and porcupine, and birds of prey from eagles to any hawk, owl or falcon found in the Adirondacks. They can also learn about what role these animals play in Adirondack ecosystems.

For more information visit Adirondack Wildlife’s website.

Photo of Black bear enclosure provided by Adirondack Wildlife.

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