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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 »»

Meet The Egret Family

June 1, 2013 Let me introduce you to the egret family. They are rare in northeastern United States. Great egrets do migrate through New York to get to their summer feeding grounds in Canada. more »»

Dance Of The Ichneumon

May 26, 2013 The long-tailed red wasp wandered all over an old log laying in the woods. Her antenna tapped the gray wood constantly as she wandered across the surface. more »»

Allegany Exploration

May 25, 2013 Pilgrimage sponsored by the Buffalo, Jamestown and Presque Isle Audubon Societies and the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club of Rochester. more »»

Movement Of Teeth Is A Perplexing Feat

May 25, 2013 Push, pull, slow and gentle so teeth move in bone Recently, I rediscovered plaster dental impressions of my teeth taken by my orthodontist, Dr. more »»

Paddlefish In The Watershed

May 19, 2013 Last summer, a friend of mine told me about an interesting experience she’d had. While canoeing on Conewango Creek, she spotted a strange fish that appeared to be swimming like a shark. more »»

Keeping The Faith

May 18, 2013 We are taught that little actions can cause a big reaction, but that isn’t always the case. more »»



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