Recent Blog Posts

Spring is coming While snow currently dominates our landscape -- much to the glee of me and my cross-country skis -- the longer days and warming sun tell us that spring is on the way. It will just...
Early season snow With the snow flying in November like it did, Wren, my dog, and I were happy to begin our ski season a bit earlier this year. And even when early December brought us a...
Setting up Camp While Wren nosed her way around our chosen campsite, I pitched the tent and prepared for a night near Horseshoe Lake. We were heading out to explore late in the day and I...
From the marsh to the bog It is difficult to resist the temptation to stop when driving through Tupper Lake Marsh in the morning, as the sun glints off the dew in the cattails, and birds...
A beautiful lake Although some folks drive right past Massawepie Lake on their way to Massawepie Mire without giving it much thought, it is a mistake to do so. On the property of a Boy...
A great place to explore Any chance to check out Massawepie Mire is worth the trip - particularly during early summer, when there is so much bird activity to lead you along the path. So...
From frustration to elation A few weeks ago, the ground outside my window was brown, muddy, and rather ugly; my skis were suffering from neglect, and my friend was emailing me to express...
Warm Late-Fall Weather Wren and I took advantage of another warm, late-fall day by paddling the other evening. We already enjoyed the last of the colorful leaves with two walks earlier in...
Another Warm Fall Day I try to take advantage of every nice day we have during the fall, and this year we've had plenty from which to choose. But with October winding down and colder...
A Warm September Despite the unseasonably warm September -- my dog, Wren, and I went swimming every day -- fall is finally here, as evidenced by the colorful landscape and the ankle-deep...
Adding to a Trip I had an errand to run in Tupper Lake the other day, and so I took Wren along with me so we could adventure after I was finished with my responsibilities. It had been far...
A Celestial Event An event of celestial consequence -- I am, of course, talking about the solar eclipse, and even though I usually write about outdoor adventure, natural history...
The Golf Course trails are in great shape this season! More and more snow Lost in the excitement of the famous Ross's Gull -- which attracted droves of birders to Tupper Lake...
A Rare Find Thanks to their ability to fly, birds can cover ground quickly. Even with that advantage, I'm not sure they can move as fast as news about them travels in the birding world....
Editor's note: As the seasons change, so do our winged friends. Have you ever tried to identify the sounds of the seasons -- the voices calling from overhead, from the top of tree, or deep in the...
Enjoying Warm Fall Days With rainy weather - and colder weather - bearing down on us, Wren and I tried to grab as much sun as we could today. After a walk to Middle Saranac Lake from the...
A Tucked Away Gem Rock Pond in the Spring Pond Bog Complex is a splendid paddling and birding spot. And so I was happy when I was able to add in a stop there to some of my other field...
An early start I hate getting up early -- it is far too tiring -- but I like being up early. That's when I see and hear lots of cool stuff. The former is a bit of an impediment to an...
A Colorful Walk I was heading to the western Adirondacks the other day and decided to hike into Massawepie Mire, the largest bog in the state located a short distance west of Tupper Lake....
Searching for Sandhill Cranes Wren and I spent a day exploring around Tupper Lake last week and we started by looking for the Sandhill Cranes which have been hanging out in the area for...

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