Trumpeter swans swim in a snowy, flooded cornfield at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 18 in this week’s Photo of the Week.
The largest waterfowl native to North America nearly went extinct in the 1930s. Only 69 trumpeters were known to be alive south of Canada, according to the Trumpeter Swan Society.
Though extinction seemed imminent, another 2,000 trumpeter swans were later discovered in Alaska in the 1960s.
Efforts to protect and reintroduce the birds across the U.S. led to their removal from the U.S. endangered species list in 1968.
The birds have successfully rebounded but are still relatively rare in New York.
Syracuse’s annual tree lighting ceremony will continue the city’s tradition of ushering in the holiday season.
Before polls opened for voting on Tuesday, contributor Mike Greenlar took a few shots of a total lunar eclipse. The best views of the lunar eclipse, nicknamed a blood moon for the moon’s color when it eclipses the sun, came in the hour or so before polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday’s Blood Moon will…
Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten, a folk revival artist with deep ties to Syracuse, will be honored posthumously by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this week.
Syracuse couple Ana Resch and Tim Cronk made their daughter Ava’s first Halloween special with a pumpkin photo shoot.
The Cayuga people, which number about 500, have been engaged in a leadership struggle for years now, with tensions boiling over this year.