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Don’t Feed The Deer

September 27, 2014 Shorter days and chilly mornings remind many of us to fill the bird feeders. And for too many people, it’s also a reminder to resume feeding deer. And that makes wildlife biologists cring. more »»

Who’s Who In Lake Organizations

September 21, 2014 People living around Chautauqua Lake often ask, “Why do we have so many lake and watershed organizations?” There are many levels of government and several organizations responsible for or involved... more »»

Settling Down

September 20, 2014 To live off the grid is a declaration of self-sufficiency. more »»

Oaks And Acorns

September 20, 2014 The concept of conservation, using resources sustainably over time, is relatively new. Early on we learned that even super abundant renewable resources can be depleted. more »»

Help Stop The Invasion

September 14, 2014 Ever hear of water chestnuts? I’m not talking about the ones used in Chinese cooking, but the invasive aquatic plants (Trapa natans) that have the capability of rendering waterways unusable by... more »»

Enchanted Forest

September 13, 2014 This summer I had the good fortune to go on vacation with 16 members of my family. Some may think of this as a week to be tolerated. For me, this was a trip to anticipate with pleasure and enjoy. more »»

Monarch Butterflies On The Rebound?

September 13, 2014 The last few years have been tough on monarch butterflies. Roundup, a widely used agricultural herbicide, kills the milkweed plants monarchs require for egg-layin. more »»

Mother Nature Creates Artistic Masterpieces In Subterranean Caverns

September 13, 2014 Mother Nature is beautiful; Mother Nature is harsh; Mother Nature is creative. Observing geological formations around the world causes us to be in awe and amazed at her other talents as an artist. more »»

A Grandparent’s Impact

September 7, 2014 I spent so much time at my grandparents’ house as a child, and it seems that most of my memories from there are of playing outdoors. My grandmother had a cabinet full of jars in the basement. more »»

Winter Kills, Or Does It?

September 6, 2014 Last winter many readers wrote to ask how wildlife could survive the frigid polar vortices. more »»

True Colors

September 6, 2014 The fall sort of snuck up on me this year. I was driving into work, it was a Thursday, and I was lost in thought for most of the ride. more »»

Fishing With Dad

August 31, 2014 My dad can think up any excuse to go fishing. “Well, I was driving home on 394 and passed over Goose Creek. more »»

Take Out The Trash

August 30, 2014 This summer I started a list. 1.The south branch of Cattaraugus Creek. 2. A small, unnamed beach on Lake Erie. 3. Arkwright Falls. 4. The Chadakoin River. 5. Conewango Creek. 6. more »»

The Bell Tolls For Passenger Pigeons

August 30, 2014 One hundred years ago, on Sept. 1 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo. “Martha” was reported to have been at least 17 years old. more »»

How Do Batteries Light Up My Life?

August 30, 2014 Batteries are a common and essential household object used to run cordless power tools, clocks, flashlights, cellphones, laptop computers and start automobile engines. more »»

The Floral Reserves Beneath Us

August 24, 2014 Most of us can appreciate the value of the full complement of plants present in a diverse and varied forest. more »»

Butterfly Festival

August 23, 2014 Rebirth. It’s not a word that is often heard in casual conversation, but it signals a momentous change. Rebirth is when your old life is left behind and you are setting out on new adventures. more »»

Wilderness Act Of 1964 Marks 50 Years

August 23, 2014 Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964. more »»

Natural Shoreline Helps Chautauqua Lake Health

August 17, 2014 In the fight against the degradation of Chautauqua Lake’s waters, lakeshore gardens are the final defenders against the onslaught of nutrient-filled storm runoff. more »»

Harmful Algal Blooms

August 16, 2014 During the first four days of August, the Western Basin of Lake Erie made national news. A harmful algal bloom (HAB) threatened the water supply near Toledo, Ohio. more »»



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