×

Nature

Dandelions – A First Sign Warm Weather

Spring is often associated with colorful bursts of flowers, but the appearance of many flowers tends to come in rounds and waves from the first warm days of March through the fall flowers of September. Their first appearance and their bright colors signal a shift in the weather, making them ...

Lending Nature A Helping Hand – One Project At A Time

Spring has seriously sprung these days, and the abundance of life around us is absolutely exhilarating. Within a few short weeks, trees leaf out, wildflowers liven up the forest floor, and returning migratory birds adorn the backyard with color and song during the day, while the nights are ...

The Joy Of Mud

As part of an educator’s job at Audubon Community Nature Center, I act as a counselor for the camps Audubon offers, both week-long summer camps and single day camps on holidays when kids are off from school. It’s a fun job, seeing Audubon through the eyes of the kids and exploring the ...

Is Fifteen Percent Enough?

Only 15%. That’s approximately the amount of natural shoreline currently remaining on Chautauqua Lake. What does that mean for the lake’s ecosystem and its fish and wildlife communities? What does it mean for us, the people who live and recreate on the lake and depend on lake communities ...

Spring Starts And Stops

Audubon just wrapped up our last weekend of Audubon Lights, where colorful lights and scenes illuminated one of the trails so people can head out after dusk. My favorite statement and the one I heard more than any other by people on the trail that Sunday night was something along the lines ...

Nature Preserves And You

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is a nationally accredited land trust by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, which is a mark of distinction showing that we meet the highest standards for land conservation. A crucial part of staying in good standing as a land trust is dutiful stewardship ...