Press-Republican

August 11, 2013

Outdoors Briefs: Aug. 11, 2013


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---- — Society plans Slush Pond Bog trip

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Botanical Society is offering a fall field trip to Slush Pond Bog on Saturday, Sept. 14, lead by Rachel Schultz.

Rachel Schultz is an assistant professor of Environmental Science in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh. She is interested in how different plant communities affect wetland and aquatic ecosystem functions.

This workshop will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and will explore a kettle bog ecosystem packed with pitcher-plants and other bog species. This will be an easy walk but knee/hip boots or shoes that can get wet are recommended. 

Participation is limited to 15; early signup is recommended.

To register, send an email with contact information (name, address, affiliation, email and best phone) to Schultz at rschu006@]plattsburgh.edu.

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NY officials allow access to 3 wildlife areas

ALBANY (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is allowing the public to visit restricted parts of three Wildlife Management Areas in northern New York for two weeks this month.

Access will be allowed from Aug. 17 through Aug. 30.

The sites Perch River in Jefferson County and Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill in St. Lawrence County.

This is the 18th year DEC will open the wetlands for expanded public access. For most of the year, these wetlands are off limits to the public to provide feeding and resting areas for migratory waterfowl.

For additional information, bird lists and maps, visit the Region 6 Wildlife Management Area web page (http://bit.ly/1elCRfP).