Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school in New Lebanon, NY that has been connecting children and adults to nature and community since 1996. They offer school programs, programming for homeschooled children, adult programs in animal tracking, bird language, women’s retreats and more.
Executive Director Michelle Apland and Programs Director Devin Franklin join us to tell us more.
A group of grassroots volunteers in Western Massachusetts is working to identify where animals are more likely to be struck by passing vehicles.
As the weather warms, wildlife becomes more active, and you might be more likely to spot more animals by the side of the road. But before an animal can detect an approaching car, it might be too late. So a group of volunteers recently organized to help pinpoint roadkill hotspots across Western Massachusetts and the Berkshires.
Work began Wednesday in the western Massachusetts town of Pelham to remove a public safety threat and at the same time provide an ecological benefit to the region. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Environmental officials, and others celebrated as work began to remove a stone dam on the Amethyst Brook. It will result in better water quality and open a corridor for the migration of aquatic wildlife, according to Wendi Weber, the northeast regional director for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.
We expect to see bears in the woods, but now the bears are showing up in the suburbs and the cities. for more on why the number of encounters with bears is up, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with research biologist Brian Underwood, an adjunct professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry in Syracuse, who also does work for the U.S. Geological Survey.