Spring Birds & Peepers

An Afternoon and Evening of Exploring Around Little Tupper Lake and Round Lake

A nice day to head out

While our recent weather has been wet and raw, it had been warmer not long ago and on a day when we could find a gap in the rain, Wren and I headed south of Tupper Lake to the area around Little Tupper Lake and the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in northern Hamilton County.

23
May
2017
Author: Alan Belford
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Exploring the Sacandaga River

Birding as I Paddled

I really enjoy paddling the Sacandaga River out of Speculator, so when Wren and I were there recently I made sure we took advantage of the opportunity to do so. We pushed off from the boat launch at the Sacandaga Community Park, watching the Barn Swallows wheel in and out from beneath the Route 30 bridge, while an Eastern Kingbird sat on the wires flying out and back catching insects.

08
Aug
2016
Author: Alan Belford
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DEC announces new Adirondack Scat Challenge

Nature enthusiasts will have their eyes on the ground this summer.

On April 1, officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced a new plan — the Adirondack Scat Challenge — to inspire more people to get outside and experience nature.

According to DEC Commissioner of Challenges Dirk Dingleberry, the challenge will begin this summer, which he said will forever go down as the season of excretion.

01
Apr
2016
Author: Shaun Kittle
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Paddling Along the Jessup River - and Battling Beaver Dams While We're at it!

Waiting to Run Free and Explore

Since the Jessup River sits on a busy stretch of Route 30, I left Wren in the car while I unloaded the boat and our gear for our paddle last week. Wren patiently watched me hoping I would let her out. Once I had done so she wasted no time in racing to the water to plunge in for a drink. We loaded up and set off downstream toward Indian Lake.

14
Sep
2015
Author: Alan Belford
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Paddling South Inlet

Windy Weather

We've had quite a bit of windy weather of late and my afternoon paddle on South Inlet last week was no different. I chatted at the put-in with a few folks who were coming off the water, and they said it was windy, but doable, so I stuck with my paddling plans - figuring I could duck into sheltered places if the need arose as I went.

12
Aug
2015
Author: Alan Belford
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