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Sharing your garden with others

May 5, 2013 SARAH HATFIELD Special to OBSERVER The Bloodroot is the first to make its appearance. more »»

Birding for bucks

April 21, 2013 JENNIFER SCHLICK Special to OBSERVER I never really understood birders. Maybe it’s because I could never make binoculars work properly (or never had a really decent pair to use. more »»

A night in the garden

April 21, 2013 M.L. WELLS Special to the OBSERVER It has been said “electricity kills the dark, candle light illuminates it.” I think the same can be said of moon light. more »»

Volunteering can be fun

April 14, 2013 KATIE FINCH Special to OBSERVER It was raining on and off all day, typical of a spring day in April. more »»

Thinking ahead - what to plant & where to put your garden

April 14, 2013 COLLEN CAVAGNA Special to the OBSERVER Spring really is here, even though we have experienced some below average temperatures for most of March. more »»

Go hiking

March 31, 2013 JENNIFER SCHLICK Special to OBSERVER Goal number one in Audubon’s Education Master Plan is to provide opportunities for people of all ages to have positive experiences outdoors. more »»

Growing perfect African Violets

March 31, 2013 MARY HARRIS Special to the OBSERVER African violets are one of the most popular flowering houseplants and the reason is obvious. They are floriferous almost continuously. more »»

Woodcocks and the whirl

March 24, 2013 SARAH HATFIELD Special to OBSERVER It is a ridiculous looking animal. A bill as long as its body with huge, dopey saucer-like eyes set far back on its hea. more »»

Pruning perennials in the Spring

March 24, 2013 COLLEN CAVAGNA Special to the OBSERVER Every fall we talk about cleaning up the flower beds in preparation for winter. This is done to discourage insects and diseases from overwintering in the beds. more »»

The deer exclosure at Jamestown Audubon

March 17, 2013 JONATHAN & PRISCILLA TITUS Special to OBSERVER If you are walking down the Yellow Trail near Big Pond you might have noticed a fenced rectangular structure 8 feet high about 100 feet off the trail i... more »»

A springtime gardening program

March 17, 2013 COLLEN CAVAGNA Special to the OBSERVER April 12, 2013 – 6 - 9 PM Trinity Lutheran Church 470 N. Main St. more »»

Nature’s unrecognized workers

March 10, 2013 JEFF TOME Special to OBSERVER Food is one of the most universal comforts. Certain tastes take me back in time. The taste of sour cherries or raspberries always makes me think of my grandmother. more »»

New York’s Ag Literacy Week

March 10, 2013 COLLEN CAVAGNA Special to the OBSERVER In celebration of National Agriculture Week (March 18th -22nd), volunteers throughout New York State will read a book with an agricultural theme to second... more »»

Brush piles of the wild

February 24, 2013 JENNIFER SCHLICK Special to OBSERVER I wish I could say that the brush pile on the side of my driveway is the result of an intentional desire to provide shelter for wildlife. more »»

What we can learn from honeybees

February 23, 2013 LYN CHIMERA Special to the OBSERVER Bees are fascinating insects closely related to wasps and ants. Unfortunately, most people react negatively to bees because they are afraid of being stung. more »»

Valuable old seeds

February 17, 2013 CHESTER S. GALLE Special to the OBSERVER A few years ago, I was given some old Burpee seed packet. more »»

Speaking of birds

February 17, 2013 JEFF TOME Special to OBSERVER Bird talk. It seems to pop up everywhere. As a naturalist, people often come up to me with bird questions, but bird talk is around me even when people don’t know me. more »»

Falling in love in nature

February 10, 2013 HOPE LYON Special to OBSERVER You do not have to be a nature nerd like myself to enjoy being outsid. more »»

Natural Easter egg dyes workshop

February 10, 2013 COLLEEN CAVAGNA Special to the OBSERVER Do you want to start using dyes that are nature based instead of artificial colorings on your Easter eggs? Then this is the workshop for you! Come ready to... more »»

Wildflowers field trip planned for Saturday

April 21, 2011 JAMESTOWN – Once the property and playground of the rich, the Newbold Estate near Irvine, Pa., is now a designated recreation area of the Allegheny National Forest. more »»

 
 

 

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