Tracking Wild Mammals in the Northeast

This time, expert tracker and environmental educator Linda Spielman joins Tony Ingraham to talk about the joys of animal tracking, its subtleties, and its significance; and about her new book, “A Field Guide to Tracking Mammals in the Northeast.” Find out more about Linda’s book and her upcoming activities that you can get involved in at her website. Watch the whole show here online and on Ithaca public access TV cable channel 13:

Thursday, Nov. 30, 12:00 noon and 9:00 PM

Friday, 9:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Monday, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 8:00 PM, Dec. 5, 2017

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS public access television studios in Ithaca NY.

Park Minute 66: Porcupine at Taughannock Falls

We don’t usually see porcupines in public around here, but during the long drought of 2016, this porcupine visited Taughannock Falls for a drink and a dip.

Perhaps his normal sources of water in the woods had dried up and he was forced to show up at this popular waterfall. This video was shot in September 2016 at Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, NY.
Produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, Ithaca, NY, copyright 2016.
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Rocks, Trees, and Songs

On TV and online! In episode 147 of Walk in the Park, we visit a “wolf tree” along the Finger Lakes Trail, take another look at drought-stricken Taughannock Falls and Lucifer Falls, learn about wildlife at Robert H. Treman State Park, marvel at rock formations and pools at Buttermilk Falls State Park, and listen to a sampling of the scores of musicians in Ithaca, NY’s Porchfest on Sept. 18.

Watch it on Ithaca, NY Time Warner Cable channel 13 at the following times:

9:00 PM Thursday, 9/22

10:00 AM Saturday and Sunday

8:00 PM Tuesday, 9/27/16

Or watch it right here online anytime!

See all of our episodes of Walk in the Park. Produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions. Walk in the Park is produced as a weekly public access TV series at PEGASYS Studios of Time Warner Cable in Ithaca, NY.

Bears on the Move!

Bear Trail in Ithaca, NY

Don’t worry! The Bear Trail in the upper section of Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, NY is not noted for common sightings of bears. Instead, over the years, an occasional bear has been seen to wander through this section of the park and the surrounding neighborhoods. You are not likely to encounter a bear in the park! (Note that bears on bicycles are not permitted!)

Young bears are being forced from their mothers’ territories to find their own way; and young adult males, in particular, may find your bird feeder, garbage cans, or compost pile this season. In this episode of Walk in the Park (#78), we look at our American black bear, its bear cousins around the world, and the expansion of bear territories into central New York. See photos and videos of bears in Ithaca and other places including Shenandoah National Park. And if you’re worried about grizzlies in the Canadian Rockies, learn about bear spray!

In 2014, the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation issued a new bear management plan.

Here’s the show, viewable on Ithaca’s public access cable channels 13 and 97.3, and right here!

Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions, publisher of ITHACA: the CITY, GORGES; and COLLEGES, A WALK THROUGH WATKINS GLEN: WATER’S SCULPTURE IN STONE; and TUX THE CAT and his EXOTIC EXPLOITS, all available online.

Lyme Disease: Prevention & Care, Part 2

Deer ticks are very small. From left to right, are a larva, nymph, an adult male, and an adult female. The nymph, only size of poppy seed, is particularly active from mid-spring through mid-summer and may be responsible for most Lyme infections.

Deer ticks are very small. From left to right, are a larva, a nymph, an adult male, and an adult female. The nymph (at the end of the arrow) is only size of poppy seed, and it is particularly active from mid-spring through mid-summer. Nymphs may be responsible for most Lyme infections.

In this episode (75), we continue Becca Harber’s class on Lyme disease. This time, she discusses treating tick bites, considerations about pets, tick repellents, and diagnosing Lyme disease. Handouts for the workshop are downloadable from our Part 1 post.

This episode of Walk in the Park is showing on Ithaca’s public access cable TV channels 13 and 97.3 on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and finally next Tuesday, May 13, at 8:00 p.m. And, of course, you can watch it right here!

Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions.

Becca Harber is available to teach introductory workshops and class series on lyme disease to staff at schools, parents, organizations, etc. She has recently attended a weekend training on lyme disease with with Dr. Richard Horowitz, M.D., one of the most well-known lyme-literate doctors who’s treated 12,000+ people with lyme and associated tick-borne infections. He taught his new differential diagnostic approach to MSIDS (Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome, which can be used with any chronic disease. Becca has taught holistic health and herbal medicine starting in 1987 and since 2004, Collaborative (Nonviolent) Communication. Call 607-564-7051 (takes 7 rings for messaging).

Cougars, Mountain Lions, and Panthers!

Cougars, mountain lions, and panthers? What are the differences, or are they the same species? Join me as we travel from Florida to Arizona, Wyoming, and Texas, and then even to Connecticut and New York following the story of these big, elusive cats, the fourth largest in the world.

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A mountain lion in mountains of the western United States. Photo by Larry Moats, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

This week’s new Walk in the Park TV episode (#65) shows on Ithaca, NY’s public access channel 13 (or 97.3). Cablecasts begin this evening (Thursday, 2/19/15) at 9:00 and will continue on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 each day; and finally next Tuesday, March 24,2015, at 8:00 p.m.

Or watch it online right here!