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Rock On!

August 14, 2016 According to an Iroquois legend, a great rock first told all the stories there are to tell. more »»

Planting For Pollinators

August 7, 2016 Butterflies and moths belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, which means “scaled wing. more »»

Audubon Campers Glean Last Of Summer Fun

August 6, 2016 Several times a year I join a gathering of talented people who work in the natural areas of New York, Pennsylvania and beyond. Some are locating declining populations of salamanders to protect. more »»

Don’t Be Fooled By Hummingbird Moths

August 6, 2016 Juvenile hummingbirds began leaving their nests about two weeks ago, so activity at my nectar feeders has surged. more »»

Milkweed Menagerie

July 31, 2016 Our region’s milkweeds, including the common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), swamp milkweed (A. incarnata), and butterfly weed (A. more »»

The August Skies

July 30, 2016 Little Mercury appears very low in the west soon after sunset as August begins. You’ll need an unobstructed horizon and binoculars to see it in the bright twilight. more »»

Witness And Explore The Natural Beauty Of Panama Rocks

July 30, 2016 “I haven’t been there in thirty years.” I’ve heard that and similar sentiments in the last few months as I’ve mentioned Panama Rocks to friends and acquaintances. “Really?” I respon. more »»

Nesting Slowing Down, But Not Over

July 30, 2016 Back in May my backyard pulsed with the songs of more than a dozen species of birds defending their newly established territories. Now mornings are quiet and still. more »»

We All Live At The Water’s Edge

July 24, 2016 A man who turns on a tap in New York City may be filling his glass with water that fell as rain on Mt. Marcy, located in the northern Adirondacks. At 5,344 feet, M. more »»

Audubon Education Intern Describes Challenging, Fun Experience

July 23, 2016 Nothing could explain the wave of emotion that washed over me when I found out I had been selected to be one of the Nature Education Interns at the Jamestown Audubon this summer. more »»

Nestle In For Summer Reading

July 23, 2016 A summer vacation is a great time to relax in a hammock or beach chair with a good book. Here are some titles that should appeal to a variety of curious naturalists. more »»

Audubon Grows Promethea Moths For All To See

July 16, 2016 When I was 8 years old and in second grade my aunt bought me a kit to raise Monarch butterflies. I was then, and still am obsessed with butterflie. more »»

Onomatopoeic Birds

July 16, 2016 If you are among the many who struggle to learn bird songs, start with those species that actually identify themselves; they say their own names. more »»

‘Bee’ A Good Neighbor

July 10, 2016 I’d be lying if I told you that I love bees. I don’t. I respect them and tolerate them, but I stay as far away from them as possible. more »»

Run The Trails At Audubon’s Wild 5K On July 30

July 9, 2016 I know it dates me, but when I was in high school I used to practice with the guys’ cross country team because there were no sports for girls. more »»

A Visit From Mr. Bear

July 9, 2016 A butterfly I’ve never seen before flutters through the yard. A new bird shows up at my feeders or I hear a song I don’t recognize. Or I find a new wildflower on the edge of the yard. more »»

Earthworms May Benefit Your Garden But Not Our Forests

July 3, 2016 Summer is almost here, and many of us think of improving our soil at this time. more »»

Discussing Water And It’s Role In Intricate Ecosystems

July 2, 2016 As spring fades into summer, more and more time is spent outside on hot summer days doing yard work, gardening, playing games, having parties, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and going to other... more »»

It’s Time To Say Goodbye

July 2, 2016 Every other week for six-and-a-half years, The Post-Journal has accepted my stories about science and nature. It is time to ask leave of this wonderful opportunity and privilege granted me. more »»

Lyme Disease And Ticks

July 2, 2016 Thanks to a relatively mild winter with no extended period of subfreezing temperatures, ticks are off to a banner year. My wife and I pick up at least one tick every day we spend outdoors. more »»

 
 
 

 

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