Fireflies or lightning bugs?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Have you ever stood in a field on a warm summer evening, when all of a sudden you see tiny bright lights popping up in your field of view in the dark? Those glowing bugs signal the unofficial start of the season! Facebook has a ‘hoe’ problem, gardening group says Fireflies, … Read more

Officers, ranger rescue bald eagle, fawns

SCHOHARIE COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says that environmental conservation officers performed two wildlife rescues in the Schoharie County area last week. Freedom: An injured bald eagle’s road to recovery In the first, on June 13, officers received a report of an injured bald eagle on the westbound side of … Read more

WATCH: Mama bear and cubs in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) — A viewer sent in a video and photos of a bear in his neighborhood to NEWS10’s sister station in Western Massachusetts. DEC shares how to avoid black bear conflicts Art lives near the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and said he saw a bear and her cubs walking across his yard when he … Read more

Thousands of dead fish line Lake Ontario shores

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — If you’ve been to Lake Ontario recently, you might have noticed thousands of little dead fish all along the shoreline. From an environmental perspective, many are asking whether it’s the result of a larger scale issue, like climate change, or a more localized issue like pollution. FDA: Don’t eat cicadas if … Read more

Hunter finds dead bald eagle still clutching the head of a deer: ‘It was pretty crazy’

(NEXSTAR) – An eagle-eyed turkey hunter from Wisconsin made a wild discovery earlier this week. Bald eagle undergoes surgery after crashing into Buffalo building Neal Herrman had already harvested a bird when he decided to continue scouting at other properties nearby on Wednesday. While on the hunt, he stumbled across something much more fowl than … Read more

‘Hawkward’ encounter: Cyclist’s cam captures hawk’s dive-bomb

CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE) — A California cyclist had a close encounter with a hawk and caught the entire incident on his helmet cam. Cicadas are coming! App maps where millions emerge in the eastern US The hawk divebombed chief photographer Kevin Mahan at NEWS10’s sister station in Fresno. Mahan captured the hawk on film as … Read more

Cicadas are coming! App maps where millions emerge in the eastern US

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Here’s an app that’s meant to be a bit buggy. With millions of cicadas reemerging after 17 years underground, Cicada Safari is offering its users an opportunity to share photos of the noisy insects so their progression can be mapped. Biologist names newly discovered insect after coronavirus The app, created by Mount … Read more