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Fall Leaves — Managing A Beautiful Resource

October 26, 2014 Each fall, property owners repeat the cycle of managing the leaves that drop from the trees into their yards. more »»

The November Skies

October 25, 2014 On Nov. 2, Daylight-Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. for most of the U.S. During the first week of November, look for Mercury low in the east-southeast dawn sky. more »»

What A Hoot

October 25, 2014 Owls have long been recognized in folklore, for better or worse. Depending on the culture, its values and their connection to nature, owls symbolized different, often conflicting concepts. more »»

A Rainforest In Alaska?

October 25, 2014 I have been conditioned to think of a rainforest as tropical and synonymous with a jungle. more »»

Mast Is A Critical Wildlife Food

October 25, 2014 Last week, a caller to my radio show asked that I explain the word “mast.” “I’ve often heard you use the term, but I’m not sure exactly what it means,” she sai. more »»

Chautauqua Watershed Notes

October 19, 2014 Most of us live busy lives. There is always something to do or somewhere to be. It seems like few people take the time to relax and let Mother Nature soothe their souls. more »»

A Treasure Chest

October 19, 2014 What a bargain! Often an authentic antique sells for less than a modern copy. more »»

Myths Of Baskets

October 18, 2014 I collect the produce from my garden in a wire basket. I store my kindling in a circular basket made of wooden splints. My catch-all container in the mudroom is a sweetgrass baske. more »»

Coping With Cold

October 18, 2014 A frequent question among readers in the aftermath of last winter's deep freeze was, "How do birds survive overnight low temperatures that plunge below zero degrees Fahrenheit?" The answer is a... more »»

The Sounds Of Fall

October 12, 2014 The fields are filled with the crisp clicks of grasshoppers jumping away. It is one of the many distinctly fall sounds that fill the air. more »»

Something Stinky

October 11, 2014 Inside every adult, there is a little kid hiding and waiting to come out. This little one is full of wonder and joy and excitement, but buried under years of knowledge and other experiences. more »»

Alaska’s Glaciers Reveal Recent Climate Change

October 11, 2014 On Sept. 6, my wife and I returned from a vacation in Alaska. We visited glaciers and were overwhelmed by their massive size, beautiful blue color and wilderness setting. more »»

Bird Feeding 101

October 11, 2014 Feeding backyard birds can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it. Let’s begin with simplicity. more »»

The Gall Of Some Insects!

October 5, 2014 Have you ever noticed the bulbs that form on the stems of goldenrod? Believe it or not, those bulbs house the larvae of an insect called the goldenrod gall fly. more »»

Falling For Nature

October 4, 2014 When my kids were little, we bid on and won a memorable experience at our church auction — an overnight in Amish country. more »»

Helping Endangered Wildlife One Stamp At A Time

October 4, 2014 With the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon fresh on our minds, I’m pleased to report an easy and inexpensive way that everyone can help prevent future extinctions of... more »»

Autumn With Apples

September 28, 2014 In the kitchen there are canning jars filled with fresh applesauce lining the shelves. An apple pie cools on the counter. Lunch will include a glass of newly pressed apple cide. more »»

September Perfection

September 27, 2014 There is a day in September when everything is perfect. I don’t mean “perfect” in the unattainable sense. more »»

Real Men Eat Bugs

September 27, 2014 Personally, I have yet to reach this status. The closest I have ventured to eating insects is consuming the “Exo” protein bar made with cricket flour in cacao and peanut butter and jelly flavors. more »»

The October Skies

September 27, 2014 You may need binoculars to spot little Mercury near the east-southeast horizon in morning twilight during the last week of October. more »»



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