Night Moves: Natural History of Adirondack Flying Squirrels with Charlotte Demers

February 24, 2019


Adirondack Experience, 9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Although seldom seen, two species of flying squirrel inhabit that Adirondack Park. Both play animportant role in our ecosystem, but the occurrence of one species can be a great detriment to thesurvival of the other. Learn about these beautiful nocturnal critters and the on-going research at the ESFNewcomb Campus that helps scientist understand how climate change may be impacting the health oftheir populations.Charlotte Demers has worked as a biologist at the Newcomb Campus of the College of EnvironmentalScience and Forestry (ESF) for over 30 years. She is responsible for collecting and maintaining databasesassociated with the long-term research. Her primary research interest revolves around small mammalsand their importance in forested ecosystems. She manages the Adirondack Interpretive Center, theoutreach facility of ESF's Newcomb Campus.

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