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Outdoor garden activities you can do now

March 30, 2014 By: Lyn Chimera Special to the OBSERVER The glaciers are receding and it looks like spring will finally arrive. more »»

For the love of volunteers

March 9, 2014 Have you heard the CBS news story about the little boy who finds a $20 bill in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel? Like many of us, he first imagines what he could buy with it. more »»

Tips to make gardening easier

March 9, 2014 Getting Started – Many vegetables and flowers can be started directly in the garden by planting seeds. Others take too long to grow so it is necessary to start them indoors or to buy transplants. more »»

March Skies

March 2, 2014 Mercury hugs the eastern horizon during morning twilight during March. A telescope will enable you to follow its complete range of phases as it moves rapidly around its orbit relative to Eart. more »»

Starting seeds indoors

March 2, 2014 The REASONS — There are many benefits to the practice of starting seeds of both vegetables and ornamentals indoors, well ahead of their safe outdoor planting time. more »»

In the mind of the animals

March 2, 2014 I am the raccoon, hungry after sleeping as long as I could, searching frantically for protein to restore my starving body. more »»

The other side of winter

February 9, 2014 The tiny footprints followed a tiny stream up a rolling hillside. It was obvious from the tracks that there were frozen waterfalls that had been used as slides. more »»

Words of wisdom from a fellow gardener

February 9, 2014 Good day everyon. more »»

Made by hand

February 2, 2014 Before moving to Jamestown, I moved quite a bit to work seasonal outdoor education jobs and to enjoy the adventures that new places and new people bring. more »»

Thinking spring

February 2, 2014 Hello, Gardeners! Winter is here. Seed catalogs started coming almost daily in late January. more »»

Only a click away

January 26, 2014 I started “taking” digital photographs in 2005. I started “making” digital photographs several years later. When you first get a camera, you have a lot to learn. more »»

The vagaries of climate change - part 2

January 26, 2014 This is Part II of the vagaries of winter weather and what we, as gardeners, can do to avoid the hazard of winter kill. 1. more »»

Snowy owls for the solstice

December 22, 2013 Snowy Owls have swept in from a part of the world with no sun to celebrate the shortest day of the year with us. more »»

Christmas bird count

December 8, 2013 The idea of a national bird count dates back to the late 1800s when individuals participated in a holiday tradition called the Christmas "Side Hunt. more »»

Homemade holidays

November 24, 2013 KATIE FINCH Special to the OBSERVER I can make an evergreen wreath from the boughs that I collect in my backyard. I add in other items to dress it up and it is a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration. more »»

Treasurer hunts: on the beach and in the heart

November 17, 2013 KATIE FINCH Special to the OBSERVER Walking the shoreline of a lake or ocean is an activity done with my head down. more »»

Paying gratitude to nature

November 10, 2013 JENNIFER SCHLICK Special to the OBSERVER Several of my Facebook friends are engaging in an exercise called Thirty Days of Gratitude. more »»

Fall garden clean-up chores

November 10, 2013 LYNN CHIMERA Special to the OBSERVER It looks like our extended Fall is coming to an end. more »»

Life, death and bucket lists

November 3, 2013 JEFF TOME Special to the OBSERVER Death is not something I face every day, but it’s been in the front of my mind lately. One of our cats recently died. more »»

Finch looks for owls

October 27, 2013 KATIE FINCH Special to the OBSERVER We met in the parking lot around 5:30 p.m. on a June evening. more »»



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