Latin Name: Anas acuta The long neck and tail plus blade-like wings give the Pintail a streamline look. Because of this, they appear as large as the Mallard, although on average they weigh about a half-pound less.
The Eastern Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a survivor. Pretty much the only thing it can’t survive is extensive habitat loss, as witnessed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the eastern deciduous forest was essentially gone from near total deforestation. When farming in marginal areas [...]
Warning: Some of the images below may be a bit graphic and contain visuals of animal carcasses. Earlier this Fall, a friend of mine arrowed a nice doe with his bow on my property in upstate New York with about 10 minutes of daylight left. He tracked it [...]
White-tailed deer are entering their breeding cycle, aka ‘the rut.’ Like all life, key aspects of their life cycles are triggered by changing day length. Known as the photoperiod, it is the major factor that determines things such as when antlers begin growing in the spring, or when [...]
Biologists and naturalists have always been fascinated by bird and other animal migration. In the past, bands or tags have been placed on birds or animals. In order to collect data about that creature, someone must find, harvest or re-capture the animal. Unfortunately, that only gives the scientist a few [...]
As a professional Wildlife Biologist and former NYSDEC Regional Wildlife Manager, I was always a bit reluctant to utilize artificial nesting structures, preferring to create or restore essential habitat. For many of the bird species of concern on state and federally managed lands, natural grasslands are the ticket. [...]
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