Animals

This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).

  This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).  

DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies

  DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies DEC launches “Look for the Zero” campaign to urge homeowners to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer     To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care…

Pets of The Week: Sam and Carrie

  SAM:     Sam is an Australian Cattle Dog which is also known as a Red Heeler.  He is a very intelligent boy who loves to play ball and swim.  He is looking for a family that is experienced with dogs and where he can be the one and only pet.  Sam can be seen…

DEC Announces Opening of Spring Turkey Season on May 1

  DEC Announces Opening of Spring Turkey Season on May 1 Annual Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend is April 22-23   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is opening spring turkey season on May 1 in upstate New York north of the Bronx-Westchester County line, the agency announced today. DEC’s annual youth turkey…

Special Earth Day Lecture at the Cary Institute: Terry Tempest Williams. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks

  Special Earth Day Lecture at the Cary Institute: Terry Tempest Williams. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks On Saturday, April 22 celebrate Earth Day with a special lecture from author and scholar Terry Tempest Williams. Williams will showcase her new book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of…

Pets of The Week: Trina and Delta

  Trina:  Trina is an adorable and sweet small Pit mix with a quiet personality.  She is quiet and affectionate and would make a wonderful addition to most any dog loving home.  You can meet Trina and her dog friends every day from 10-3. Delta:  Delta is a beautiful girl who has the most beautiful…

Lower Hudson PRISM Announces Awards to Target Invasive Species

  Lower Hudson PRISM Announces Awards to Target Invasive Species Dr. Linda Rohleder, program coordinator for the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LH PRISM), has announced the awarding of contract funds to seven projects, totaling over $123,000, to organizations that will work to manage a number of invasive species in the Lower…

Brewster Equestrian Team Rides to National Finals

  Brewster Equestrian Team Rides to National Finals Sunday, March 25, Buffalo, NY –   When The Crossroads Equestrian Center’s Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) middle school team entered the arena at the historic Buffalo Equestrian Center for IEA Zone 2 Finals, they were filled with excitement and nerves. Just two weeks earlier they had come…

Fishing and Hunting News – April 7, 2017

  Fishing and Hunting News Trout season is officially open in New York State! With 7,500 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, NY is a prime place for resident and visiting anglers to enjoy this popular recreational activity. DEC’s trout hatchery program will stock catchable-size trout in early April. Our website…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Late March

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Late March New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2016, the 286 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400 calls…

Deer Harvest Increased in 2016

  Deer Harvest Increased in 2016 Preliminary Numbers Available Now, More to Come as DEC Upgrades the Deer Harvest System Preliminary harvest estimates indicate that New York hunters took approximately 214,000 deer in 2016, up about 5% from 2015. Hunters took an estimated 109,000 adult bucks (10% increase from 2015) and 105,000 antlerless deer (1.5%…

Pets of the Week: Bucky and Saki

    Bucky:  Playful, adorable little Bucky is still looking for his forever home.  He would love a family who will give him lots of play time and lots of love. He will return the love two-fold! Saki: Brown Tabby • Young • Male Saki loves to play, especially with feather toys.  He enjoys the company of…

Opening of New York’s Trout and Salmon Fishing Season on April 1

  DEC to Stock 2.2 Million Catchable Size Trout and Salmon in New York Waters in 2017 Residents and Visitors Encouraged to Enjoy New York’s World-Class Fishing Destinations  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the 2017 trout and salmon fishing season begins tomorrow, April 1. Anglers can visit DEC’s website  to view this spring’s planned…

Pets of The Week: Vito, Chastity

  Vito: Little Vito is a big dog living in a small doggie body! If you are looking for a small dog who loves to cuddle, then Vito is the one for you. Although he is distrustful at first, once you give him time to get to know you he is a cuddle-bug. Chastity: Chastity…

DEC Gives Homeowners Guidance to Avoid Problems with Bears and Conflicts with Coyotes

  DEC Gives Homeowners Guidance to Avoid Problems with Bears and Conflicts with Coyotes Greater chance for encounters with bears and coyotes as spring arrives in New York The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued guidance on how to prevent negative encounters with black bears and conflicts with coyotes as warmer…

It’s a Fish Eat Tree World – Study finds widespread support that lakes are fed by their watersheds

  It’s a Fish Eat Tree World Study finds widespread support that lakes are fed by their watersheds (Millbrook, NY) Most of the planet’s freshwater stores are found in the northern hemisphere, a region that is changing rapidly in response to human activity and shifting climatic trends. An international team of scientists analyzed 147 northern…

Blue Path Service Dogs Visit Pawling Rotary

    Blue Path Service Dogs Visit Pawling Rotary by Susan Stone   When Jody Sandler and his wife Caroline realized that the Yellow Labrador Retrievers that didn’t quite make the cut as seeing eye dogs with the local branch of Guiding Eyes For The Blind might be able to be used in service elsewhere,…

Adult Easter Egg Hut for The Putnam Humane Society

  How about some grown up fun to support the dogs & cats of the Putnam Humane Society?! An ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT will be held at PHS on Sunday, April 9th at 1 PM! Every egg is a winner, and the Grand Prize is a 50 inch LED TV! Pre-registration is required; the fee…

Pets of the Week, Trina, Goobert & Goose

    Trina is an adult female Pitbull mix.  She’s a quiet girl with a sweet soft nature to match her soulful brown eyes. Trina responds positively to praise and gentle affection and walks beautifully on a leash. She is looking for a home without other pets. You can meet Trina between 10-3 every day….