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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 »»

All about braiding

March 20, 2011 SARAH HATFIELD Special to OBSERVER Braiding is one of those things that little girls learn early on – from mothers, friends, cousins, and so on. Once learned, it is a skill always retained. more »»

The January Skies

December 26, 2010 Little Mercury puts on a nice early morning show during the first three weeks of January. Look for it about an hour before sunrise, low in the southeast. more »»

Audubon seeking help for roadside clean-up

September 25, 2010 JAMESTOWN – It’s that time again: time for community-minded folks to help the Audubon Center and Sanctuary keep local highways beautiful. more »»

Audubon offers early childhood education workshop

September 14, 2010 JAMESTOWN — The general public is being given a wonderful opportunity to participate in a workshop for teachers and caregivers of children aged 3 to 7 – and it’s free. On Tuesday, Oc. more »»

New bird watchers welcome to Lake Erie Bird Club’s next meeting

September 14, 2010 The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet Monday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Terry Mosher will present the program. more »»

Get up, get down, get outside

August 15, 2010 NIKKI FALCAO Special to OBSERVER I am a Theatre Arts major from Palm Bay, Florida who doesn’t know whether spending my time indoors hanging lights and sitting backstage all... more »»

Lawn Problems

July 2, 2010 JEFF TOME Special to OBSERVER My lawn is the one that people point to and say “This is what NOT to do”. It is a flowering mix of violets, speedwells, dandelions and more. more »»

The snow records the past

December 19, 2009 The soft powder of the snow holds a record of the past. Every animal leaves a trace of its passing. more »»

Day Camp helps kids experience nature

December 12, 2009 When Stephanie Frucella and her brother, Stephen, were children, their family couldn’t afford opportunities like the wonderful summer day camps now offered by the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. more »»

‘The Greening of Homemade Holidays’

December 5, 2009 We would like to be your community nature center. We would like to share our passion for nature with you, and have you inspire us to improve and serve you better. more »»

Alternatives to long underwear — how butterflies survive winter

November 21, 2009 People don knitted hats and masks, sweaters, heavy coats, long underwear, socks and gloves. That’s if they stay north for the winter. Many head to warmer lands. more »»

Counting birds, one by one

November 7, 2009 Who counts birds? Citizen scientists. In our area, members of the Lake Erie and Roger Tory Peterson Bird Clubs count for the Buffalo Ornithological Society. more »»

Celebrating the ‘spook-tacular’ traditions of Halloween

October 31, 2009 The goblins and faeries will knock on your door, the ghosts and the ghouls will fall through your floor, the witches will fly and the ogres will fright, come out little ones, it is Halloween night!... more »»

Gardening with native flowers

October 3, 2009 Unbelievably, over a year ago, many people walked through my property on the Secret Garden Tour. All of the native plants were labeled and weeded. more »»

 
 

 

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