Bill Hyatt with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, who leads the preservation effort, said warming waters are threatening many native species, including the brook trout, now restricted to increasingly smaller streams.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says at least one of the fawns was chased with a vehicle and captured alongside a fence. Photos show one of the suspects holding a “stressed” yearling.
Hundreds of scientists and college students have been in the 150-year-old park since Monday afternoon counting as many plants and animals as they can find in a 24-hour span.
The Squirrel Squad finds injured animals in the wild, squirrels in particular, takes them home, and nurses them back to health.