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Fireflies in the dark

June 21, 2015 The dark scared me when I was little, especially in my room. The grain of the wood on the closet doors changed into faces and animals in the night. more »»

 
 
 
Squash bugs and squash vine borers share some of the same tastes

June 21, 2015 Last year was pretty rough on my squash and melon plants. more »»

Treasured memories

June 7, 2015 You are leaving Earth forever. In fact, everyone is. There is just a short time left before we abandon this planet and leave for another we’ve found. more »»

Celebrate pollinators

June 7, 2015 Without pollinators our lives would be radically different. About 75 percent of all flowering plants depend on pollinators for fertilization. more »»

Photography intensive

May 31, 2015 I am ridiculously excited by the lineup of instructors for the Nature Center’s June 20 Photography Intensive. The talent and experience of the instructors is top-notc. more »»

Grow your best tomato yet

May 31, 2015 Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care. more »»

Metamorphosis

May 24, 2015 Metamorphosis. It is the process of transformation. Life seems to be a never-ending process of transformation over time. more »»

Keeping your garden greens happy

May 24, 2015 JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Program offers tips on Keeping Your Garden Greens Happy During the Summer Even in our locale, summer heat may take a tol... more »»

Wildflower connections

April 26, 2015 Somebody famous once said “the earth laughs in flowers,” but who really cares about that? He should have said that the forest cannot function without flower. more »»

Nature has reclaimed the Exclusion Zone

April 26, 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. Unremarkable until you learn that home is Chernobyl. more »»

The Real Dirt on Soil

April 19, 2015 Spring is such a wonderful season! It’s a time for optimism and new growth. Those of us who garden are anxious to get out and work in the soil. more »»

Mr. Wormbreath

April 12, 2015 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 »»

Let’s get to work

April 5, 2015 In 2013-2014, almost 9,000 people came to the Nature Center to attend a program or event. Another 1,400 plus came because of a rental. Our guestbook was signed by almost 3,400 people. more »»

Getting off on the right foot

April 5, 2015 When we garden we want to do the least amount of work and get the most out of it. There is nothing wrong with this so getting off on the right foot means everything then. more »»

Underground connections

March 29, 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 »»

Successful onion growing

March 29, 2015 Onions are a staple of many backyard gardens but many gardeners have problems with onions and there can be several reasons for this. more »»

Helping and asking

March 15, 2015 There is a phrase about the giver getting more than the receiver. In my more cynical times, it sounds so cliche. But my cynical self was banished one day this winter. more »»

Squirrels and crows

March 1, 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 »»

Some winter gardening tips

March 1, 2015 This winter season we have been experiencing a consistent snow and really cold temperatures. Here are some great tips to get us, and our plants, through these cold months. more »»

Perfect microclimate

February 15, 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 from what surrounds it. more »»

A good read

January 25, 2015 Winter seems to bring upon us a natural slowing down of life. Maybe it is just an echo of our more ancient, stronger connection to the natural world. more »»

 
 

 

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