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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 »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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