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The Long-legged Waders - Part I

August 16, 2009 Probably one group of birds that excites and entertains us from time to time is the group referred to as the long-legged waders. These are among some of the largest birds we see in our county. more »»

Migration of animals - Part II

August 9, 2009 In writing about the migration of animals in last week’s article, I was quickly reminded by a few of you that, while the Black Bear was mentioned, I failed to include a photograph, so I decided... more »»

Migration of animals - Part I

August 2, 2009 Recently I received a visit from Chris and Ray Budniewski who had just returned from a trip throughout the southern part of the United States. more »»

Satisfying the thirst for ‘adventure’

August 1, 2009 Every once in a while I need to do something to satisfy my sense of adventure. Early this July that meant spending six days paddling down the Allegheny River, Kinzua to Emlenton, 107 mile. more »»

Nature Art - Part II

July 26, 2009 In last week’s article I featured several excellent drawings by Margaret Braun from Fredonia that she drew of various local birds of our count. more »»

Looking at nature through the eyes of a child

July 25, 2009 I spend my summer teaching Day Camp. This means that I am teaching kids about nature, in nature, most days of July and Augus. more »»

Nature Art - Part I

July 19, 2009 Recently I received a telephone call from Margaret Braun from Fredonia asking if she could meet me regarding a few nature paintings she had completed, and if I was interested. more »»

Game birds of Chautauqua County

July 12, 2009 Recently I received a few photos from Kathleen Kofod from Cherry Creek of a visitor to her yard that she named Phinneas. Phinneas happens to be a pheasant she has visiting her property. more »»

Moles and Shrews

July 5, 2009 Recently a neighbor of mine, Dave Maggio was having some work performed in his yard by a heavy equipment operator. more »»

‘Follow that bird’

July 4, 2009 All spring I’ve been trying to get down to the Allegheny National Forest to tag birds along with Scott Stoleson’s team. I never made it … until the first full day of summer. more »»

Martins and Swallows of Chautauqua County

June 28, 2009 As we approach the warmer months of the year, we start to observe the arrival of some of the birds of summer not usually sighted during the winter, spring, or fall season. more »»

A trip down the Chadakoin River

June 27, 2009 Did you get to attend the Roger Tory Peterson Institute Festival from June 4-7? It was fabulous. more »»

Camping among the stars

June 20, 2009 The smell of campfire lingers on my sweatshirt the day I get home from a camping trip. It makes me smile. more »»

Get ready for Day Camp!

June 13, 2009 Of all the programs we do at Audubon, Day Camp is by far the favorite of the education staff. It is probably also the most effective at achieving our mission of connecting people to nature. more »»

Here come the birds of summer - Part II

June 13, 2009 In last week’s article I mentioned five species of birds that breed in our county during the summer months. more »»

Green architecture with a green mascot

June 5, 2009 Pine Junction is a restaurant on Bailey Hill Road in Mina, near route 430. The owners are Lonnie and Shirley Pound. Their daughters are also very active in the business. more »»

Animals that children enjoy - Part II

May 31, 2009 In last week’s column I discussed some of the animals that are enjoyed by children, whether they are in their backyard, the wild, the zoo, or reading their favorite book. more »»

Star Watch: The June skies

May 31, 2009 It may be possible to spot Mercury very low along the eastern horizon before sunrise during the last two weeks in Jun. more »»

Blooming with possibilities

May 30, 2009 My routine to wind down from a day at work is to wander around my one acre and check on my plants. Some of them I nurture, all of them I care for. more »»

For the love of birds

May 23, 2009 The morning was misty, that morning fog that envelops the trees, and lies across the water like a down comforter. more »»



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