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Porcupines in our region: Winter lecture series at SUNY New Paltz continues

Friday, February 24, 2017

by Sharyn Flanagan
Hudson Valley One

The best way to make friends with a porcupine? Offer the apple-loving critters a Red Delicious apple, which according to Melissa Gillmer, head keeper at Bear Mountain’s Trailside Museums and Zoo, is their preferred variety of one of their favorite foods. This nugget of information was one of many interesting facts about the porcupine offered during Gillmer’s presentation of “Porcupines in Our Presence,” the most recent talk in the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership’s winter lecture series, held last Thursday at SUNY New Paltz. Read More...