When Stony Brook University decided to bulldoze the tallest conifer tree on campus in the 1960s, political science professor Dr. Ashley Schiff chained himself to its trunk, according to campus lore.
Last August, Rob DiGiovanni from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) embarked on a boating trip to watch dolphins. Instead, he found a balloon floating in the ocean emblazoned, “Happy Father’s Day!” In the same 30-minute trip, he picked up seven pounds of garbage.
If you’re alarmed at my access to the count of Dorothy’s bones, don’t be. Dorothy’s an adult female white-tailed deer, deceased for about a year, and I am the lucky fledgling bone collector (absorb that one for a second. I understand) who happened to encounter her first.
Ellen Wexler drops a heavy cardboard box on her coffee table and starts unpacking. Out come brochures blaring, “Too many deer means too many ticks!” and a blue T-shirt emblazoned, “Long Island is ticked off & sick of being sick!”…
There’s an invisible killer on Stony Brook University’s campus that claims up to a billion birds’ lives a year in the United States alone: windows.
Armed with wire traps and cat food cans, Leslie Kappel rises early every morning to stem the tide of Long Island feral cats. Within 10 miles between the two towns of Westhampton and Hampton Bays — a fraction of the…