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Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Nov 28th, 2016

On whichever side on the aisle you sit, there are a few basic facts established by careful scientific measurements over the past few decades: the Earth is getting warmer, the...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Nov 23rd, 2016

Belle the Bobcat was a frequent visitor to our farm for nearly ten years. She controlled the gray squirrel population, stashing bodies under our deck for future meals. Some years...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Nov 20th, 2016

With the arrival of the pilgrims in 1620, the invasion of exotic species in North America began in earnest—annual grasses in the west, meadow weeds in the east, starlings and...

Wed Nov 16th, 2016

Cliff, an injured Peregrine Falcon, is a permanent resident at Audubon Sharon, in Sharon, CT. This fastest raptor species (200mph in a downward stoop!) had almost disappeared by the 1950's....

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Nov 13th, 2016

It might seem that it would be easy to calculate the energy used to produce your nightly cocktail, by dividing the energy use in the production facility by the output...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Nov 9th, 2016

Two young goats checking out their world at Downey Farm in Millerton, NY. They're owned by Dave McGhee Sr.

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Nov 2nd, 2016

Snow in October isn't that unusual in northern Dutchess County. Monkshood, a late-blooming native wildflower, is often  covered by a white blanket.

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Nov 1st, 2016

When I visit my hometown of Cleveland, I find that the places where I once hunted frogs with my father have succumbed to suburban development.  The wetlands where he told me...

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