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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 »»

Short And Long-Eared Owls

May 18, 2013 Are you a night owl? About every night, I wake up, do a little reading or writing and go back to sleep. One of my friends, also a night owl, walks his dog about 10 p.. more »»

Invite Beneficial Insects Into Garden

May 18, 2013 In 2012, Cornell Garden Based Learning revived the tradition of focusing on a yearly garden education theme through our CCE county network. more »»

The Floral Reserves Beneath Us

May 13, 2013 Most of us can appreciate the value of the full complement of plants present in a diverse and varied forest. more »»

Watch A Nest

May 11, 2013 I think we should all take a vacation in spring. There is so much change each day that I feel we miss all the action sitting inside at work. more »»

Ferry Is A Gigantic Jet-Ski

May 11, 2013 Last week, a bird-watching trip with two friends, Fran and Ranjit, and 120 other birders started with a 35 mph boat trip from Port Clinton, Ohio, near Sandusky, across Lake Erie to Point Pelee... more »»

CWC Sets 2013-14 Conservation Projects

May 5, 2013 The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy has set its organizational objectives for 2013-14, which will focus on actions to address the root causes of the pollution, algae and plant problems in our... more »»

The Root Of It All

May 4, 2013 The Bloodroot is the first to make its appearance. Its fragile and ephemeral bloom is protected from the chickens by a hoop of wire and is the gateway to spring enthusiasm. more »»



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