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Litter on land and in water

August 31, 2014 This summer I started a list. 1. The south branch of Cattaraugus Creek, 2. A small, unnamed beach on Lake Erie, 3. Arkwright Falls, 4. The Chadakoin River, 5. Conewango Creek, 6. more »»

Label mania controversy heating up

August 31, 2014 The chips looked interesting: made from fresh spinach and kale with sea salt. The snack king in our house brought them home and we agreed they were very tast. more »»

The Re-Birthday celebration

August 24, 2014 Rebirth. It’s not a word that is often heard in casual conversation, but it signals a momentous change. Rebirth is when your old life is left behind and you are setting out on new adventures. more »»

Tips for mulching in your gardens

August 24, 2014 By CAROL SITARSKI Master Gardener, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Contrary to belief, mulch has been around for millions of years as the leaves and plants fell to the forest floor and... more »»

Fighting Nature Deficit Disorder

August 17, 2014 When I was 7 years old, my favorite thing in the world was a treehouse. My neighbor’s treehouse wasn’t very big, maybe 12 feet by 12. more »»

Free fall pH clinics and more

August 17, 2014 Did you know, the best time to test your soil and adjust its pH level is NOW, in the fall, NOT in the spring! Any amendments you add to your soil can take up to 6 months to work their magic (i.e. more »»

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

August 10, 2014 Bending in the wind with its twigs and branches flexing at its rounded top, the Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) tree is an iconic species inhabiting the eastern United States. more »»

Irrestible blackberries

August 3, 2014 As a little girl, I can remember — perhaps less vividly then I would like — hot and humid August afternoons, impatiently swinging a white plastic bucket by its flimsy handle down a freshly-mowed... more »»

Are there good caterpillars?

July 27, 2014 By JEFF TOME I have a distinct memory from when I was a kid of finding a HUGE green caterpillar in the yard. It had a spike on one end and was wandering through the grass. more »»

Let’s go fishing!

July 20, 2014 Checking the radar, there were more little storm cells appearing in various shades of green and yellow with the occasional orange blip. Getting a coat of primer on the house wasn’t happening, again. more »»

Audubon's Wild 5K

July 13, 2014 She sits serenely, gazing down with intent eyes on the school-aged children searching the enclosure for her. more »»

Community gardens sow positive relationships

July 13, 2014 Did you know that community gardening not only provides people with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, but it also fosters a sense of community, promotes physical activity, and reduces stress?... more »»

Nature rocks

July 6, 2014 The crack in the giant rock led off into the distance, barely wide enough for an adult to squeeze through. My kids looked at me, their faces lit up by unrestrained joy and eagerness to explore. more »»

Buffalo Audubon Society holding new volunteer open house July 12

July 6, 2014 BUFFALO — The Buffalo Audubon Society, which promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship, is looking for volunteers and is holding an open house on... more »»

Project Time

June 29, 2014 I’m great at starting projects. I’m not so great at finishing them. I have baskets full of half knitted items, patterns and fabric waiting to be made into clothing, gardens that need tending... more »»

School gardens weed out couch potatoes while sprouting fit kids

June 29, 2014 ITHACA — Planting a school garden into elementary school activities can teach about nutrition while boosting physical activity and exercise. more »»

A rose by any other name

June 22, 2014 I think we’ve all heard the quote “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. more »»

Japanese knotwood among worst invasive exotics

June 22, 2014 Another nasty invasive weed has invaded our country. more »»

Lighting up the night

June 15, 2014 I was camping in Allegheny National Forest last summer when it happened. The tent was full of the sounds of a family deeply asleep. more »»

The life of the Luna moth

June 8, 2014 I’m not sure how I saw it. It all happened so quickly, but out of the corner of my eye I watched a small green-winged creature ricochet off the tractor trailer driving in front of m. more »»

 
 

 

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