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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 »»

‘Bee’ A Good Neighbor

July 10, 2016 I’d be lying if I told you that I love bees. I don’t. I respect them and tolerate them, but I stay as far away from them as possible. more »»

Run The Trails At Audubon’s Wild 5K On July 30

July 9, 2016 I know it dates me, but when I was in high school I used to practice with the guys’ cross country team because there were no sports for girls. more »»

A Visit From Mr. Bear

July 9, 2016 A butterfly I’ve never seen before flutters through the yard. A new bird shows up at my feeders or I hear a song I don’t recognize. Or I find a new wildflower on the edge of the yard. more »»

Earthworms May Benefit Your Garden But Not Our Forests

July 3, 2016 Summer is almost here, and many of us think of improving our soil at this time. more »»

Discussing Water And It’s Role In Intricate Ecosystems

July 2, 2016 As spring fades into summer, more and more time is spent outside on hot summer days doing yard work, gardening, playing games, having parties, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and going to other... more »»

It’s Time To Say Goodbye

July 2, 2016 Every other week for six-and-a-half years, The Post-Journal has accepted my stories about science and nature. It is time to ask leave of this wonderful opportunity and privilege granted me. more »»

Lyme Disease And Ticks

July 2, 2016 Thanks to a relatively mild winter with no extended period of subfreezing temperatures, ticks are off to a banner year. My wife and I pick up at least one tick every day we spend outdoors. more »»

The July Skies

July 2, 2016 Mercury will not be visible during the first part of July since it is behind the sun in relation to Eart. more »»

The Perils Of Plastics

June 26, 2016 Plastics have been around for nearly 150 years and are made up of “polymers,” which are chemicals that form nearly infinite chains of repeating molecules. more »»

Talking About The Flowers And The Trees

June 25, 2016 ’Tis the season of spring allergies. Pollen is floating through the air. Flowers are gracing our gardens and landscap. more »»

Meet The Red Eft

June 25, 2016 If you’ve ever doubted that water is the wellspring of life, pay attention the next time it rains. Birds flock to puddles and birdbaths to drink and bathe. more »»

Ants In Your Plants?

June 19, 2016 Do you have peonies in your garden? If so, you’ve likely seen ants crawling or resting on the unopened buds and perhaps wondered why they are ther. more »»

Under Attack

June 18, 2016 When we think of invaders, often times we think of little green men from Mars flying into Earth on their UFOs. more »»

Solar Power, An Alternative For Green Energy

June 18, 2016 When I noticed solar panels on rooftops, I wondered how electricity was produced. more »»

The Milkweed-Monarch Connection

June 18, 2016 Of all the animal on the planet, insects are among the most feared and reviled. Some sting (wasps and bees) and some bite (mosquitoes, horse flies and blackflies). more »»

Improving Water Quality, One Farm At A Time

June 12, 2016 The Peterson Farm is a vegetable crop operation which includes a farm stand on New York State Route 430 in the town of Ellicott. The farm also includes beef cattle, with 35 cow/calf pairs. more »»

The Magic Of The Night

June 11, 2016 Dusk marks the boundary between the world we spend most of our lives in and the dark. This boundary has other names: twilight and the gloaming. more »»



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