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Audubon's Wild 5K

July 13, 2014 She sits serenely, gazing down with intent eyes on the school-aged children searching the enclosure for her. more »»

Community gardens sow positive relationships

July 13, 2014 Did you know that community gardening not only provides people with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, but it also fosters a sense of community, promotes physical activity, and reduces stress?... more »»

Nature rocks

July 6, 2014 The crack in the giant rock led off into the distance, barely wide enough for an adult to squeeze through. My kids looked at me, their faces lit up by unrestrained joy and eagerness to explore. more »»

Buffalo Audubon Society holding new volunteer open house July 12

July 6, 2014 BUFFALO — The Buffalo Audubon Society, which promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship, is looking for volunteers and is holding an open house on... more »»

Project Time

June 29, 2014 I’m great at starting projects. I’m not so great at finishing them. I have baskets full of half knitted items, patterns and fabric waiting to be made into clothing, gardens that need tending... more »»

School gardens weed out couch potatoes while sprouting fit kids

June 29, 2014 ITHACA — Planting a school garden into elementary school activities can teach about nutrition while boosting physical activity and exercise. more »»

A rose by any other name

June 22, 2014 I think we’ve all heard the quote “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. more »»

Japanese knotwood among worst invasive exotics

June 22, 2014 Another nasty invasive weed has invaded our country. more »»

Lighting up the night

June 15, 2014 I was camping in Allegheny National Forest last summer when it happened. The tent was full of the sounds of a family deeply asleep. more »»

The life of the Luna moth

June 8, 2014 I’m not sure how I saw it. It all happened so quickly, but out of the corner of my eye I watched a small green-winged creature ricochet off the tractor trailer driving in front of m. more »»

Tick seasonal awareness

June 8, 2014 Spring is fast turning into summer and the temperatures are rising. Outdoor activities are increasing for people, pets and livestock. more »»

Rattle your nerves

June 1, 2014 It is an otherworldly sound — it both belongs and doesn’t. At once it instills a fear that renders you motionless, but also attracts you with a deep rooted thrill fueled by adrenaline. Rattlesnake. more »»

Herbalicious gardening

June 1, 2014 By LINDA SWAIN Special to the OBSERVER One of my favorite things to grow is herbs because they offer a combination of beauty and usefulness, and can virtually be grown anywhere with ease. more »»

June Skies

June 1, 2014 Mercury is positioned between Earth and the sun and is not visible this month. Brilliant Venus appears as the “morning star” during June. Look for it at dawn, low in the eastern sky. more »»

The Canada Goose

May 25, 2014 By CRIN?FREDRICKSON Special to the OBSERVER Duck, duck, GOOSE! The Canada Goose is a common sight in our neck of the woods; many of us can recognize their familiar calls or even their V-shaped... more »»

Coming to a yard near you!

May 25, 2014 By JOYCE?FISHER Special to the OBSERVER Spring has come and gone and with it the weeds have grown by leaps and bounds. more »»


May 18, 2014 Passion can be defined in many ways. The definition that pops up around me the most is “intense enthusiasm: a strong liking or enthusiasm for a subject or activity. more »»

Vertical growing

May 18, 2014 An excellent way to double or triple yields, conserve space, and decrease work in your garden is to grow vertically. more »»

Beneath our feet

May 11, 2014 I love this time of year. It is obviously spring, the forest turning from brown to green. Warm days seem as gifts not to be spent inside but outside finding something new each day. more »»

Deer vs. your garden: an all-you-can-eat buffet

May 11, 2014 Too often we spend our spring preparing our gardens with back breaking work only to find that the deer have gotten to our harvest before it even has time to matur. more »»



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