Forms of Faith in Nature by Katie Finch

Forms of Faith in Nature by Katie Finch

During this slow transition between seasons, I look for the first signs of spring. The return of Red-winged Blackbirds, Canada Geese and Turkey Vultures. The start of “see saw” territorial calls of Black-capped Chickadees and early spring blooms. But it is early yet....
Spring Dreams by Jeff Tome

Spring Dreams by Jeff Tome

March is a time for dreaming. It is the in-between time that is not quite spring, though some days feel like it, and not quite winter, though many days feel like that as well. It is a time when the world is transitioning from one season to the next, seesawing between...
Winter Birds by Katie Finch

Winter Birds by Katie Finch

On Saturday, I noticed a pile of black oil sunflower seeds in the nature play area at Audubon. I don’t know who put it there or why. Arriving on Sunday to lead a program in that space, I assumed the pile would be gone. Certainly, deer would have lapped up this...
Season of Love by Sarah Hatfield

Season of Love by Sarah Hatfield

As I write this, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. I am not a fan of the “holiday” such that it is. Rather it marks a different milestone for me. The middle of February is when many animals awake. Love is in the air for them as well as humans, and often it is the males...
Under the Ice and Snow by Margaret Foley

Under the Ice and Snow by Margaret Foley

Like most of Western New York I decided to use the recent warm winter weather to dethaw and get outside. After going back and forth about where I wanted to go hiking, I finally decided on Bear Cave Trail, a four-mile trail on the Quaker side of Allegany State Park....