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Hawks On The Road

March 2, 2013 It started last Tuesday when I saw one at Jamestown Community College. Driving back to work I saw two more. Wednesday, I spotted three along Route 62. more »»

Lake Implementation Committee Recommends 2013 Projects

February 24, 2013 Last year, an implementation committee, which was commissioned by the Chautauqua County Chautauqua Lake Management Commission and made up of representatives of several agencies and organizations, me... more »»

On Brush Piles

February 23, 2013 I wish I could say that the brush pile on the side of my driveway is the result of an intentional desire to provide shelter for wildlife. more »»

Birds Of Different Feathers Fly Together

February 23, 2013 Sometimes when you see a flock of birds, there are several species togethe. more »»

Staying Young At Heart

February 17, 2013 I think I have found the secret of the Fountain of Youth — and it’s not in the middle of a swamp in Florida, but on a snow-covered hill in Western New Yor. more »»

Speaking Of Birds

February 16, 2013 Bird talk. It seems to pop up everywhere. As a naturalist, people often come up to me with bird questions, but bird talk is around me even when people don’t know me. more »»

Sally Cunningham To Speak At Native Landscapes And Gardens Day

February 16, 2013 Gardening and home landscaping sound nature-friendly, except that so many people do things that thwart or harm the natural systems that could be working for us. more »»

Celebrating Voles — Yes, With A ‘V’

February 10, 2013 Snow reveals the hidden lives of animals. It is fairly easy to follow their tracks and find hidden lairs, out-of-the-way trails, nests, beds and bathroom. more »»

Falling In Love With Nature

February 9, 2013 You do not have to be a nature nerd like myself to enjoy being outside. more »»

Dead White Birch Tree Still Gives

February 9, 2013 By Ann Beebe The top of my dead white birch tree toppled over. The cause was rotting. Folks also call this tree “canoe birch” and “silver birch. more »»

Turtles Of The Watershed

February 3, 2013 Any time I’m walking around in winter and feel chilled, I can’t help but wonder how our native fauna are managing to make it until spring. more »»

Let It Snow

February 2, 2013 It seems to me that our society is polarized on so many issues — Democrat or Republican, Microsoft or Apple and this weekend Ravens or 49ers. I am a firm believer in the “gray. more »»

Learn About Rainbows, Light Years At Your Community Library

February 2, 2013 Sunlight heats the Earth and oceans to create weather. Sunlight powers photosynthesis in plants to grow trees and vegetables. Sunlight lets us see. more »»

Watershed Actions Determine Lake Plant Growth, Part II

January 27, 2013 In last week’s column, I talked about how some species of aquatic plants grow excessively and seriously impair the use of Chautauqua Lake for recreation and affect the use and value of adjacent... more »»

American Kestrels

January 26, 2013 I think it was the coloration of the male that made me fall in love with this little falcon. more »»

Sharing A Walk With A Small Bird

January 26, 2013 Let’s talk about little birds. The smallest in our area is the hummingbird, which is about 3 3/4 inches long. more »»

Watershed Actions Determine Lake Plant Growth, Part I

January 20, 2013 Chautauqua Lake is a biologically productive lake known for its outstanding muskellunge and bass fisheries. more »»

Electricity: Enormous Homegrown Power Downtown

January 19, 2013 Who cares where electricity comes from; just plug in the TV, DVD player and coffee maker; sit down and enjoy life? I must confess electricity generation never crossed my mind since I studied high... more »»

Season Of Wonder

January 19, 2013 There are so many things that happen in winter that cannot happen in other seasons. There is no other time of the year that you can glide down mountain and slide across the snow on skis. more »»

Backyard buzz

January 12, 2013 I will never forget the summer the bees came to the yard. A goobery mass of bees hung off a branch on the red maple tree in the backyard near the bird feeder. more »»



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