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Nature

Beyond Monarchs

I’ve been thinking about Monarchs recently. Now, in the end of September, most are well into their journey south. Should the butterflies avoid all the hazards of their long journey, they will overwinter in the mountain fir forests in Mexico. We may see a handful of stragglers through early ...

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Reaches 30th Anniversary Year

2020 is the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s 30th anniversary year! CWC remains committed to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, rivers and streams of the Chautauqua region. In 2020, the most serious threats to our waterways are ...

Nature Is Capable Of So Much

When the opportunity arises to look out over the expanses of a mountain range or the ocean, look closely at the details on an individual flower or be surrounded by bursts of color, it becomes apparent that nature is capable of invoking a wide berth of emotion in your average human. So it ...

The Beauty Of A Buffer

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and volunteer residents, with financial support from the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance, were able to get out and plant three beautiful demonstration buffer gardens a couple weeks ago. We are so thankful to have been able to partner with ...

Pair Of Fawns Taken To Rehabilitation Facility After Losing Mother

A pair of fawns have been taken to a rehabilitation facility after their mother was struck by a car and killed on Route 16 in Franklinville. On May 16, JM Powers, a state environmental conservation officer, received a phone call from the New York State Police about a doe struck by a car and ...

Start Of Spring

A week or two ago, as I was on the phone with a friend, I began narrating the battle between starling, sparrow, and woodpecker for control over the suet feeder. It lasted only a minute before a blue jay came in to claim their prize, sending the others scattering. As I finished up this ...