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Adirondack ‘bears’ galore

or years I suffered tardigrade envy. It commenced when my naturalist friend Brad Klein in Brooklyn gushed in an email about a tardigrade he’d seen through a microscope. Brad had rounded up the tiny animal on his own and was exulting. I’d never seen one. Tardigrades (also called “water bears” or “moss piglets”) rank among the most abundant animals on Earth, the Adirondacks included,

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