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Climb Under A Blanket Of Snow To Keep Warm

March 14, 2015 The Inuit people of Canada and Alaska lived in igloos constructed of packed snow. more »»

Woodcock Are Back

March 14, 2015 After a brief warm-up in the first few days of March, we had our biggest snowfall of winter: 14 inches on March 5. The following morning the thermometer plunged to minus two degrees. more »»

Keeping The Winter Blues At Bay

March 8, 2015 While I am writing this article, I can’t help but gaze out my sliding glass door at calm waters in the canal and fluffy white clouds floating high above in a sea of bright blu. more »»

Helping And Asking

March 7, 2015 There is a phrase that giving is better than receiving. In my more cynical times, it sounded so cliche, but my cynical self was banished one day this winter. more »»

Upcoming Birding Trips

March 7, 2015 Memorable birding opportunities begin in late winter and continue through June. With just a little planning, you can find great field trips close to hom. more »»

Nature Center Celebrates B. Dolores Thompson

March 6, 2015 The Audubon Nature Center took time out recently to celebrate their long association with one of Jamestown most distinguished citizens, B. Dolores Thompson. more »»

Winter: Bringer Of Death

March 1, 2015 Winter is a bringer of death. It is in people’s faces and Facebook posts. There is a sick-to-death weariness of cold, snow and more cold. more »»

The March Skies

February 28, 2015 The planet Mercury is behind the sun in relation to Earth this month and cannot be seen. more »»

Winter Stage

February 28, 2015 The scene: It is a snow-covered sunny morning, relatively warm given the recent weather. The sky is a cerulean blue and the trees, gray in their winter garb, cast long shadows across the drifts. more »»

Cuckoo Clock Repair Made Me Cuckoo

February 28, 2015 My 25-year-old cuckoo clock hung on the dining room wall silent for over two years. more »»

Early Signs Of Spring

February 28, 2015 With lakes and rivers still mostly frozen, it may seem overly optimistic to think of spring. But it’s coming. Days are getting noticeably longer, and that’s the key. more »»

Seeing The Trees

February 22, 2015 In 1546, John Heywood wrote in his “Book of Proverbs,” “You can’t see the forest (wood) for the trees.” Unfortunately, many of us can’t see the forest or the trees. more »»

Loving Winter

February 21, 2015 I usually stand alone in my love of winter. While others bemoan the cold or the snow, a delighted smile wells up from my heart when a real winter day dawns with snow that is fresh and deep. more »»

Lost In A Whiteout

February 21, 2015 Back in 1992, my family and I vacationed in North Dakota. One of the highlights was encountering local folk singer Chuck Suchy. His music celebrates rural life, farms, prairies and people. more »»

A Hemlock’s Worst Nightmare

February 15, 2015 Allow me to introduce myself. I’m an evil little speck that humans refer to as a “Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.” I prefer the title “Hemlock Assassin,” as my sisters and I can take down these mighty tree. more »»

Warm In Winter

February 14, 2015 There is a spot outside where it is always 53 degrees, whatever the season. This is considered a microclimate, a tiny piece of habitat that is different than what surrounds i. more »»

Glow Sticks Provide Light For Military, Law Enforcement And Holiday Use

February 14, 2015 The Christmas Eve Nativity reenactment at one daughter and son-in-law’s church this past December concluded by singing “Silent Night” while lights dimmed in the meeting hall. more »»

Winter Gulls

February 14, 2015 Harsh winters, meaning those with bone-chilling temperatures and serious amounts of snow such as last year and this year, bring the same question on an almost daily basis: “Why do I see ‘seagulls’ a... more »»

Get Educated, Get Involved

February 8, 2015 The lakes and streams in Chautauqua County are some of our region’s most valuable assets. These waterways have been impacted for decades by the landscapes which “shed” water to the. more »»

From Sap To Syrup

February 7, 2015 I love to be the bearer of good news, and I have a lot of it for you — that is, if you like maple syrup. But first, a little nostalgia. more »»



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