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There is a wild world to discover in the Adirondacks.

From its distinctive biology to its ancient geology, this unique region is burgeoning with fascinating facts about everything from grackles to granite. Take a journey with us here and explore some of the amazing stories that make up this special corner of our planet.
View of Adirondacks from Whiteface mountain

Adirondack Journeys

Take a scientific journey through the Adirondacks in this series of videos
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Man in kayak observing moose on shore


The Wild Center has been partnering with the Adirondack All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) on an ambitious project to inventory all of the living things found within the park.
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Monarch butterflies landing on flowers

All About Monarchs

Learn more about monarch butterflies and how you can help them along on their journey.
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Four jugglers outdoors raising their clubs in unison

The Systems of Nature

Enjoy a lively walk with the famous Flying Karamazov Brothers as they explore The Systems of Nature and The Nature of Systems as they are found in the Adirondacks. Be prepared to laugh and learn.
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Tagged monarch butterfly on flower

Adirondack Pollinator Project

The Adirondack Pollinator Project is a partnership initiative led by, with help from The Wild Center, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, Local Living Venture, and Common Ground Gardens in Saranac Lake. Our mission is to build awareness, knowledge, and understanding about the global and local importance of pollinators across the Adirondack region, and empower people to take individual and collective action to help pollinators thrive.
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View of Whiteface Mountain from river side

Whiteface Mountain

The Adirondack High Peaks are the last places you will see this life in New York State. Dig In here to see just how tough this mountain is, and explore stunning stories of survival in this harsh place.
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Clouds over Whiteface mountain

Whiteface – Weather, Wind & Wildlife

Dig deeper into life in this harsh terrain
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American Kestral on handler's glove

Animal Athletes

The Wildlife on Whiteface are Real Athletes, as you will see in our series of short films.
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