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Native Vines Beautify Your Yard & Promote Watershed Health

August 28, 2016 Vines are useful in landscaping as they can be used to cover unattractive fences, posts or walls, and they add beauty and fragrance to areas that may be otherwise difficult to decorat. more »»

The September Skies

August 27, 2016 During the first three weeks of September, the planet Mercury is lost in the solar glare as it passes between Earth and the sun. more »»

Tales Of Wood-Chopping At The Nature Center

August 27, 2016 I pulled in the driveway and the sky seemed to switch personalities from slight irritation to a bucket of anger upturned. The rain came in curtains and torrents, the wind chaotic. more »»

Bitterns — Common, But Seldomly Seen

August 27, 2016 Drive past a marsh, lakeshore, or river, you’re likely to see a stately great blue heron hunting in the shallows. They are common, impressive, and widespread. more »»

Unplug And Play

August 21, 2016 This summer has been a busy one for me. I had house guests for most of July, and for the past week, I was lucky enough to be a camp counselor for kids between the ages of eight and 12. more »»

Monarch Butterfly Festival Set For Aug. 27

August 20, 2016 One of my first memories of the idea that the Monarch Butterfly had a life beyond my yard happened in my living room as a kid. more »»

Affording A Trip To A National Park

August 20, 2016 Since the LWCF supports national parks, it’s worth mentioning that the National Park System celebrates its 100th anniversary next year. more »»

Rock On!

August 14, 2016 According to an Iroquois legend, a great rock first told all the stories there are to tell. more »»

Planting For Pollinators

August 7, 2016 Butterflies and moths belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, which means “scaled wing. more »»

Audubon Campers Glean Last Of Summer Fun

August 6, 2016 Several times a year I join a gathering of talented people who work in the natural areas of New York, Pennsylvania and beyond. Some are locating declining populations of salamanders to protect. more »»

Don’t Be Fooled By Hummingbird Moths

August 6, 2016 Juvenile hummingbirds began leaving their nests about two weeks ago, so activity at my nectar feeders has surged. more »»

Milkweed Menagerie

July 31, 2016 Our region’s milkweeds, including the common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), swamp milkweed (A. incarnata), and butterfly weed (A. more »»

The August Skies

July 30, 2016 Little Mercury appears very low in the west soon after sunset as August begins. You’ll need an unobstructed horizon and binoculars to see it in the bright twilight. more »»

Witness And Explore The Natural Beauty Of Panama Rocks

July 30, 2016 “I haven’t been there in thirty years.” I’ve heard that and similar sentiments in the last few months as I’ve mentioned Panama Rocks to friends and acquaintances. “Really?” I respon. more »»

Nesting Slowing Down, But Not Over

July 30, 2016 Back in May my backyard pulsed with the songs of more than a dozen species of birds defending their newly established territories. Now mornings are quiet and still. more »»

We All Live At The Water’s Edge

July 24, 2016 A man who turns on a tap in New York City may be filling his glass with water that fell as rain on Mt. Marcy, located in the northern Adirondacks. At 5,344 feet, M. more »»

Audubon Education Intern Describes Challenging, Fun Experience

July 23, 2016 Nothing could explain the wave of emotion that washed over me when I found out I had been selected to be one of the Nature Education Interns at the Jamestown Audubon this summer. more »»

Nestle In For Summer Reading

July 23, 2016 A summer vacation is a great time to relax in a hammock or beach chair with a good book. Here are some titles that should appeal to a variety of curious naturalists. more »»

Audubon Grows Promethea Moths For All To See

July 16, 2016 When I was 8 years old and in second grade my aunt bought me a kit to raise Monarch butterflies. I was then, and still am obsessed with butterflie. more »»

Onomatopoeic Birds

July 16, 2016 If you are among the many who struggle to learn bird songs, start with those species that actually identify themselves; they say their own names. more »»



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