Post-Journal, 2 May 2016 08:20:05 EDTMon, 2 May 2016 08:20:05 EDT Species Threaten Our Spring Ephemerals, spring at last! In our region, this is normally the time of year when the sun has just begun to warm the earth's surface.Sun, 1 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe May Skies rare Transit of Mercury will be visible on Monday, May 9, beginning at approximately 7:12 a.m. and ending at approximately 2:42 p.m.Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTApril Showers falls toward soil. And in the act of kissing of the earth, there is an exhalation. Geosmin is released as the water droplet breaks the earth's surface, and into the air is released a scent: petrichor. This is the smell of rain.Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTSpark Birds Make Birders is when many birders are born. The aroma of lilacs fills the air and spring migration shifts into overdrive. Though many migrants have already arrived, May brings wave after wave of warblers and other colorful migrants to the mid-latitudes.Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTDon't Burn Out Your Ditch is a growing, and worrisome, trend in this county. More and more often, it seems that landowners would rather use a chemical solution to clear that ditch in front of their house than simply mow or use a weed whacker.Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT