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Bug Season in the Adirondacks

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Harney Peak Crews Clearing Beetle Damaged Trees

Officials note they are still clearing mountain pine beetle infestation dead trees in the Black Elk Wilderness around Harney Peak. The tree easily fall after being damaged. In 2015 more than 1,500 trees were cleared.

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Warning About Damaged Trees Falling on North and West Sides of Harney Peak

Hill Canyon Ranger District in Custer has issued about falling trees damaged by pine beetles that occurs on the north and west sides of Harney Peak. via Falling trees a danger in Black Hills forest | The Daily Republic | … Continue reading

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Black Fly Affair in the Adirondacks

Are the famed black flies in May in the Adirondacks bothering you and making summiting Marcy impossible. What are you going to do? Why of course go dancing. The Adirondack Mountain Club is sponsoring the Black Fly Affair (Black tie … Continue reading

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Pine Beetles Devastating Harney Peak

The Rapid City Journal reports that pine mountain pine beetles are devastating Harney Peak. They are attempt to fight the beetles by thinning trees in the area.

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35 Percent Increase in Lyme Disease Deer Ticks in Northeast

Mongabay reports a 35 percent increase in Lyme Disease bearing deer ticks following the hot dry summer.

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Africa Bees Attack 32 Hikers in Saguaro National Park

Fox11 in Arizona reports that 32 members of a running club were stung by Africanized bees in Saguaro National Park. Two who were hospitalized with anaphylactic shock, authorities said. THe hikers scattered from the location and a helicopter search had … Continue reading

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