May 8, 2016 Springtime in the forests of Western New York is a time of gentle rebirth and renewal, so welcome and wondrous after the long gray months of winter dormancy, darkness and col. more »»
May 7, 2016 I typed this question into an Internet search engine: “How many photos are uploaded to the Internet every day?” The top answer was from a November 2015 article published in The Atlantic: “In 2014,... more »»
Time: We Never Have Enough
May 7, 2016 Several weeks ago, while my wife and I were watching two of our grandchildren, I noticed sand glasses or sand clocks in their play area. more »»
The May Skies
April 30, 2016 A rare Transit of Mercury will be visible on Monday, May 9, beginning at approximately 7:12 a.m. and ending at approximately 2:42 p.m. more »»
April 30, 2016 Water falls toward soil. And in the act of kissing of the earth, there is an exhalation. more »»
Spark Birds Make Birders
April 30, 2016 May is when many birders are born. The aroma of lilacs fills the air and spring migration shifts into overdrive. more »»
April 23, 2016 Last year, the Audubon Nature Center planned a wildflower hike to one of the most beautiful wildflower spots in the area. more »»
April Showers Bring ... Snow?
April 17, 2016 First, because it is mid-April and a few days ago it was 20 degrees and snowing, I feel that I need to apologize to everyone who spent the long winter in Chautauqua County. more »»
Sign In, Please
April 16, 2016 “How many people will be impacted by your project?” As the primary grant writer at the Nature Center, I have to answer that question a lot. For some of our projects, it’s easy to find that number. more »»
Nest Boxes For Cavity Nesters
April 16, 2016 Cold weather like we’ve had in recent weeks rarely deters early cavity-nesting birds. I already have a Carolina wren nest with four eggs about to hatch and several complete bluebird clutche. more »»
Do Coots Fart?
April 10, 2016 “What would you like to know about coots?” I asked my kids, as I started to write this article. “Do they have a butt?” my kindergartner asked. (Yes, they do.) “Do they fart?” asked my second-grader. more »»
Wash Of Green
April 9, 2016 “I wish I had spent more time learning what is out there,” a volunteer mentioned to me recently. One of a group of active hiking and biking people, she has sped through nature at breakneck speeds. more »»
Why Eat Whole Grain Food?
April 9, 2016 For a healthy diet, called “MyPlate,” the United States Department of Agriculture recommends that Americans consume enough vegetables to fill 40 percent of our plate, fruits to fill 10 percent,... more »»
Reliable Signs Of Spring
April 9, 2016 So far this spring, the weather has been totally unpredictable. One day, the high temperature reaches 70 degrees and the next it reads 42 degrees. Meanwhile, low temperatures dip into the 20s. more »»