All posts in Creature Feature

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Creature Feature – Muskrats
January 8, 2019, No Comments

Sometimes mistaken for baby beavers, muskrats can be found throughout NY. They’ll eat fish, mussels and crayfish, but ...

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Creature Feature – The Cedar Waxwing
December 18, 2018, No Comments

These beautiful, masked birds are nomadic, moving about depending on the food supply.  They’re named for bright red w ...

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Creature Feature – Wild Turkey Trivia
December 3, 2018, No Comments

While the domestic turkey usually graces most holiday tables, let’s learn a little about the wild turkey, a game bird ...

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Creature Feature – Eastern Coyote
December 3, 2018, No Comments

Many people are surprised to learn that the Eastern coyote is a hybridized wild canine of mixed parentage, with DNA from ...

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Creature Feature – White-tailed Bucks
November 7, 2018, No Comments

It’s breeding season for white-tailed deer.  This is known as the “rut,” when bucks are furtively seeking recepti ...

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Creature Feature – Blue Jay
October 23, 2018, No Comments

While most everyone recognizes the Blue Jay with its sky blue feathers, black “necklace” and jaunty head crest, here ...

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Creature Feature – Eastern Chipmunk – Preparing for Winter
October 10, 2018, No Comments

Autumn brings a chill to the air, falling leaves and the smell of wood smoke on frosty mornings.  It also finds wildlif ...

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Creature Feature – Ruffed Grouse
September 24, 2018, No Comments

The ruffed grouse is an upland game bird with many common names, including partridge.  Resembling a chicken in shape, i ...

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Creature Feature – The American Mink
September 11, 2018, No Comments

The mink is a small, slender mammal in the Mustelid family (weasels, otters, etc.).  There’s more to a mink than just ...

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Creature Feature – Common Loon
August 28, 2018, No Comments

The common loon is a beloved symbol of northern wilderness lakes.  It is a large, long-bodied bird that dives underwate ...