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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 »»

Birds of Fall and Winter - Part I

September 27, 2009 As the month of September comes to an end, we await the arrival of many of the fall and winter bird species. more »»

The arrival of unusual and rare fall and winter waterfowl Part II

September 20, 2009 In last week’s article I discussed some of the unusual winter waterfowl we can observe in our county. more »»

The arrival of rare fall mid-October and winter waterfowl - Part I

September 13, 2009 As the season of fall approaches, those of us who have access to the many waterways of our county such as Lake Erie, along with possible access to some of the smaller interior lakes such as... more »»

Insect visitors at the summers end

September 6, 2009 Insect visitors at the summer’s end Since this is the time of the year when we are treated to the many sights and sounds of the insect world, I thought it would be appropriate to discus... more »»

Long legged Waders of Chautauqua County - Part III

August 30, 2009 In concluding this three part article on the long-legged waders of Chautauqua County, I want to thank those of you for contributing data and photographs of local plant and animal species for these... more »»

Long-legged Waders of Chautauqua County - Part II

August 23, 2009 In last week’s column I discussed four of the common long legged waders of Chautauqua County that can be observed in our area. more »»

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 »»



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