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The Stuff Of Soil

October 23, 2016 Have you ever thought about soil? How it is formed, what it’s composed of, where it comes from, and what lives within it? Soil is so much more than dirt and mu. more »»

Bald Eagle Liberty Remains In Good Health At Audubon Nature Center

October 22, 2016 One of the most frequent questions I am asked when out in public representing Audubon is “How’s the Bald Eagle, Liberty?” Since being housed at Audubon in 2002 after an injury, Liberty provides... more »»

Winter Visitors Are On The Way

October 22, 2016 By the time you read this, there should be a chill in the air. It will finally feel like fall. more »»

Why Do Trees Lose Their Leaves?

October 16, 2016 Autumn is my favorite time of year. The temperatures are perfect for a long hike. The smell of the air brings back college memories of tying up cleats and playing soccer under the lights. more »»

… To The Air Of Oct. 11 In The Mid-Afternoon

October 15, 2016 You are here. Finally. I forget that I miss you, that you fill me with gratitud. more »»

It’s Time To Fill The Feeders

October 15, 2016 Chilly temperatures and shorter days mean it’s time to fill the bird feeders, so let me review the best foods to offer backyard birds Sunflower Seeds (best feeder - tubes). more »»

Audubon Nature Center To Lead Field Trip To Kinzua Bridge State Park Oct. 12

October 8, 2016 There is a smell in the air that is special to fall. It is an obscure mix of rotting leaves, mushrooms and cold. The smell works its way into my nose as soon as I walk outside. more »»

Why I Feed Birds

October 8, 2016 I began feeding wild birds during the winter of 1978-79 while living in Lansing, Michigan. more »»

Where Did Summer Go?

October 2, 2016 Wait, what happened? How can my friend post on Facebook that the early morning temperature was 32 degrees in my old hometown? Fall isn’t here already is it? As Hall and Oates sang, “Say it. more »»

OctoberFEAST Auction Set For Oct. 22

October 1, 2016 “Evan and Ellen were over the moon.” That’s what I heard from one of the participants. What were they doing? Nate Welker, a fisheries biologist put a Hellbender Survey in last year’s auctio. more »»

Canoeing The Algae River

September 25, 2016 My son wanted only one big thing for his birthday — a canoe trip. more »»

The October Skies

September 24, 2016 The tiny planet Mercury rises due east about 6 a.m. as October begins. Look for it very low along the horizon, quite far below the bright star Regulus. more »»

Audubon Trail Guides To Lead Tours Oct. 7-8

September 24, 2016 Editor’s Note: This is an adaptation of an article that first appeared in 2013. I saw a mouse in the kitchen the other day. more »»

Protect Wildlife, Animals

September 24, 2016 Anyone can be a conservationist. It requires no special training or education. A few dollars or a little time is all it takes. more »»

CWC Conservation Activities Update

September 18, 2016 As a land trust, the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy works with landowners and agency partners to conserve lands of the highest ecological, hydrological and scenic value throughout Chautauqua County. more »»

Nature Center To Host Adult Day Camp

September 17, 2016 The world is huge and there is no way to truly grasp that hugeness. In my head, I know that someone is experiencing the opposite season somewhere in the world. more »»

Mice As Keystone Sepcies

September 17, 2016 Basic ecology uses simple diagrams to illustrate how biomass is distributed in ecosystems. These “ecological pyramids” lump all primary producers (plants) at the base of the pyramid. more »»

Golden Days Of Autumn

September 11, 2016 As September days grow cool and crisp, the soft green lushness of summer’s splendor gives way to autumn’s golden fields and fleeting floral tapestry. more »»

Bonsai Class Offered At Audubon Sept. 25

September 10, 2016 It’s been a long time coming, but my inevitable journey to the art of bonsai has been, to me, well worth the wait. As a young boy I remember spending time in my father’s “plant room. more »»

The Good And The Bad Of Late Summer Insects

September 10, 2016 With September’s shorter days, come cooler temperatures. I promise. By the time you read this, I’m hoping there will be a chill in the air every night. more »»

Watershed-Friendly Rain Barrell

September 4, 2016 When I first started working at the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, I visited a landowner who wanted watershed-friendly landscaping advice. more »»



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