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Water To Drink, A Precious Gift

July 21, 2013 A new day dawns. We jump in the shower, grab a cup of coffee, brush our teeth and we’re off. (Oh, and there was probably a flush in there somewhere too. more »»

Audubon Connects Children To Nature Everyday

July 20, 2013 My cousins’ children, who once slept as newborn babes on my chest, are wearing make-up and are taller than I am. more »»

Our Precious Chautauqua Lake Needs Our Help

July 20, 2013 Chautauqua Lake is a haven for birds, fish and water plants. It is a delight for boaters, swimmers, fishermen and sightseer. more »»

CWC Wetland Tour Set For Today

July 14, 2013 This summer, the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is seeking public and agency support to conserve two sites: 11 acres of property at Whitney Bay, which including 8 acres of wetlands and floodplain... more »»

Moths And More

July 13, 2013 Moths and lights seem to go together. Leave a porch light on, and it is soon surrounded by moths. Light a fire, and they circle endlessly until engulfed by flames. more »»

Indigo Buntings On Wires Tall Trees And Shrubs

July 13, 2013 Exciting news! Not only have I seen a pair of buntings down the road, I have seen a pair on my property. After all, they do like fields, and shrubby areas. Voila. That’s what I have. more »»

Back In The Kayak Again

July 7, 2013 Finally! I was able to kayak for an entire afternoon the other day. No rain. No wild winds. No work or appointments. Just sunshine, calm waters and lake-lady friends. It was wonderful. more »»

Photography As Spiritual Practice

July 6, 2013 Why do you take pictures? I ask this question at the start of every photography workshop I teach. The answers vary, of cours. more »»

The Taxidermist:?An Artist And A Naturalist

July 6, 2013 Have you ever wondered how an antlered deer head adorning a hunter’s den wall or life-size birds and mammals in museums are prepared? Several week ago I had a chance to admire life-size wild brown... more »»

Compost Happens

July 6, 2013 Why is my compost like cement? What is that awful smell coming from my compost pile? Why is it taking so long for my scraps to turn into compost? Where do I even begin composting? These are just a... more »»

What A Hoot!

June 29, 2013 One of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve ever had in the natural world took place as the sun was setting. more »»

Native Wildflowers Blooming In Summer

June 29, 2013 Summertime is a great time for hiking, birding and photographing wildflowers. Henry W. Art has written a very useful book titled “A Garden of Wildflowers.” “Wildflowers of Eastern America” by John . more »»

The July Skies

June 29, 2013 Use binoculars to glimpse little Mercury during the last week of July. It will appear near to the east-northeast horizon just before dawn, below much brighter Jupite. more »»

The Dark Side Of Bambi

June 22, 2013 I blame Walt Disney, really, I do. When my mother took me and my sister Maxine to see “Bambi,” I sobbed so loudly during the forest fire that the manager asked her to remove me from the theater. more »»

Feathers Evolved To Provide Extraordinary Functions

June 22, 2013 When one is described as having “a feather in one’s cap,” a commendable and distinctive accomplishment has been earned. more »»

2013 Demo Garden Highlights: Heirloom Tomatoes, Trellising Techniques

June 15, 2013 The Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County have once again been busy in 2013, not only in their own gardens but in the Demonstration Garden at the Frank Bratt Ag Center... more »»

The Sounds Of Nature

June 8, 2013 If we listen, music is everywhere. It accompanies us through many milestones in our lives. more »»

Bridge Building Requires Knowledge Of Science

June 8, 2013 In early May this year my entire family converged on Jekyll Island, Ga., home of my in-laws, for a week vacation. more »»

Ready For Summer

June 2, 2013 It takes a lot of work to get ready for the summer season when you live on a lake. more »»

Summer Fun

June 1, 2013 The summer camp program was small when I first started working at Jamestown Audubon – only a few sessions, only a few children. more »»

 
 

 

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