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Jump in here to learn about the otters who live at The Wild Center.
These almost weightless insects can fly 2,800 miles to find a place they have never been. Learn more about their amazing lives here.
The Wild Center was the site of the world premiere of NASA's spherical film, Water Falls. The movie, about how eyes in space will help us know where water will fall, and fail to fall, in a world of changing climate, screens on the Center's Planet Adirondack globe.
These fish are ancient, and have a lot in common with sharks, except they swim in the Adirondacks.
How Systems in Nature Work
An amusing look at the ways things like the energy cycle work, with water (balloons), juggling (bears) and (burning) men.
The columbia silkmoth is a large moth that may be seen occasionally in the Adirondacks in upstate New York from late May through June. They are considered rare and little is known about their populations within the park. Dr. Janet Mihuc from Paul Smith's College is studying their wild populations and gave us these cocoons to release at The Wild Center once they emerged. They emerged from their cocoons over a few days in May.
Whiteface isn’t always the coldest place in the Adirondacks, but it is one of the fiercest.
The average temperature all year is exactly freezing.
The highest wind speed recorded matched the hurricane that devastated the American city of New Orleans, and that may be the record only because the summit weather rips apart the wind-measuring equipment.
Whiteface is tough and the life here meets her conditions with amazing tenacity.
Boundless opportunities await enthusiastic individuals breaking into the field of interpretation, natural history, guiding, animal care and more. Find out more about interns at The Wild Center.
Learn about the Adirondack Pollinator Project, a new partnership initiative striving to build awareness, knowledge, and understanding about the global and local importance of pollinators across the Adirondack region led by ADK Action, with help from The Wild Center, Lake Placid Land Conservancy, Local Living Venture, and Common Ground Gardens in Saranac Lake.