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NYS Ban On Invasive Species Goes Into Effect

April 12, 2015 As of March 10, it is no longer be legal to buy, sell or transport 126 species identified as “invasive” by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. more »»

Hummingbirds Are Coming

April 11, 2015 Spring migration is underway. Turkey vultures and killdeer have been back for weeks. I heard an eastern phoebe on March 12. more »»

Taking Root

April 11, 2015 The trees planted me. I recently watched a TED talk about a group of babushkas, or grandmothers, who are/were living in their ancestral homes. more »»

Trash To Cash: Chautauqua County Creates Eco-Friendly Landfill

April 11, 2015 I am thankful, proud and pleased to be a resident of Chautauqua County because our government created a modern landfill which protects our environment, promotes recycling of trash and processes soli... more »»

Chautauqua Watershed Notes

April 5, 2015 Rarely in my life has everyone been so excited for spring that it becomes such an obsession. more »»

Let’s Get Dirty

April 4, 2015 In 2013-14, almost 9,000 people came to the Nature Center to attend a program or event. Another 1,400 came because of a rental. The guest book was signed by almost 3,400 people. more »»

It’s Time For ‘Wrist Flick Syndrome’

April 4, 2015 If October’s shorter days and chilly temperatures cause “trigger itch” among hunters, blame April’s longer days and warmer temperatures for “wrist flick syndrome” among anglers. more »»

A Dog Invents A Delicious Game Of Hide And Seek

April 4, 2015 By Amy Newmark Dogs left home alone will often create their own diversions, as Jennifer Quasha discovered one day after work. She found her dog Winston gnawing at a cookie wrapper. more »»

Give It Your Best Shot

March 29, 2015 This recent photo was taken by Peter Carlo of Jamestown at his Sampson Street residence. A group of at least 12 dear gathered, moving along into Carlo’s back yard undisturbed. more »»

Wild Stewardship

March 29, 2015 As we entered the Wells Bay Preserve, we headed straight to the lakeshore. Sort of. more »»

Woodcocks Return

March 28, 2015 By Jeff Tome How does a bird with worm breath attract a mate? They do it with singing, awesome dance moves and a skydance of amazing proportions. more »»

Do Eyelashes Have A Function? The ‘Eyes’ Have It

March 28, 2015 Long eyelashes in many cultures are a sign of beauty. Long eyelashes enhance the batting of an eye for a flirtatious woman. more »»

Fairy Diddles Nocturnal But Common

March 28, 2015 Recently, the temperature reached 60 degrees, so I headed outside and checked some of my nest boxes. more »»

The April Skies

March 28, 2015 By Ronald W. Kohl Wait until the last week in April to look for the little planet Mercury as it reappears from behind the sun. You’ll find it low in the west-northwest soon after sunset. more »»

What Is Blooming This Time Of Year?

March 22, 2015 At first guess, you might think nothing is blooming this time of year — but look again. more »»

Identifying Early Spring Waterfowl

March 21, 2015 Though songbird migration peaks in May, early spring is a great time to learn and review waterfowl identification. Binoculars and a field guide are the essential tools. more »»

Growing Healthy Vegetable, Flower Transplants

March 21, 2015 Now that winter is nearly over, you may be wanting to try and start your own vegetable and flower transplants from seed. more »»

Connections Made Underground

March 21, 2015 The world looks different from 130 feet below the surface of the earth. I recently had an opportunity to walk into a cave system in Pennsylvania. more »»

We Swim In That?

March 15, 2015 See all the gray, brown and black stuff building up on your car, the roads and your boots this winter? See the gray piles of snowbanks melting everywhere? Guess where much of it goes when it melts?... more »»

Not Dead Yet

March 14, 2015 I think it is fair to say that a lot of us enjoy the smells of Spring. Just thinking of the bouquet of nature’s perfumes makes me smile. more »»



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