Animals Nobody Loves

I always loved the book by Ronald Rood called “Animals Nobody Loves” or the poems by Ogden Nash on the same subject.  I still remember Nash’s rhyme:  “God in all his wisdom made the fly, and then forgot to tell us why”.  The truth of the matter is that there are legions of critters that […]

Brilliance hidden in forest canopy

In the northeast we are fortunate to have our forests growing older.  As forests age, soils become more complex, topography more undulating, species composition more diverse, and the layering of the forest more apparent – herbaceous, understory, and overstory habitats more defined.  One indicator of this change, is the presence of a distinctive group of […]

Acorns, beechnuts, & other hard nuts!

This is a re-post of an Outdoor Observer by Rod Christie about the production of hard mast–acorns, beechnuts, & other hard nuts–and its impact (both good & bad) on the many animals that depend on it.

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Congratulations to Chris Nagy and the Gotham Coyote Project team for their newly published paper! A monthly column called Sidewalk Naturalist by Lenora Todaro in Catapult Magazine takes an in-depth look at coyotes in the Bronx and includes lots of insights from Chris Nagy. You can find this article on the MRG Media tab under […]

Should We Accept the New Norm?

The Outdoor Observer by Rod Christie Driving around at this time of year one gets a chance to look into the forest and view firsthand the changing of the northeast landscape. Forest trees are getting older (the better to store carbon), fields are growing into forests as farms are no longer in production and the […]

Should We Accept the New Norm?

Outdoor Observer by Rod Christie, Executive Director Driving around at this time of year one gets a chance to look into the forest and view firsthand the changing of the northeast landscape. Forest trees are getting older (the better to store carbon), fields are growing into forests as farms are no longer in production and […]

CUNY TV Science & U

CUNY TV Science & U! Season 7/Episode 5: January 2018 “There are a few New York City residents that didn’t come by plane, train, or automobile, they just walked here. Carol Anne Riddell discovers coyotes living in the city and what biologists have been able to learn from their DNA.” Chris Nagy, Ph.D., is featured in […]

The Bedford 25 of 2017

Congratulations to MRG Executive Director Rod Christie for being named one of the “Most Dedicated, Most Creative, Most Influential” neighbors in Bedford. “The Bedford 25 of 2017” celebrates people whose contributions to the community make Bedford a very special place. Rod’s work at Mianus River Gorge helps ensure our natural resources are protected and conserved […]