Mark Baldwin, director of education for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, will be giving a talk on the fossils of the Chautauqua-Allegheny region at 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall.
After 39 years of teaching kindergarten and college students, Dave Anderson was ready to grab his tackle box, hang a “Gone Fishin’” sign on his door and spend some quality time on the creek.
Products and lifestyles that claim to be all-natural or organic have exploded in popularity, stretching from the healthiest foods to the softest clothing and the most earthy way to build a house. The claim that living “au naturel” is all-around healthier and less destructive than using manufactured goods and practices has been applied to virtually every facet of American modern life.
Last week, an all-star cast of speakers and performers, including Ken Burns, Krista Tippett, Jackie Evancho and the Capitol Steps, drew record numbers at Chautauqua Institution. Clear skies and brilliant sunshine only added to the charm.
While the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission relied on monies from the lake communities to operate, the new lake plans require a bigger pie to slice from than local resources can offer.
Sharon Reed, certified master gardener with the Chautauqua County Cornell Cooperative Extension, is currently working with the Bird, Tree & Garden Club to draft a censused map of Chautauqua’s garden locations and the hundreds of plants within them.
In the fight against the degradation of Chautauqua Lake’s waters, lakeshore gardens are the final defenders against the onslaught of nutrient-filled storm runoff.
At 12:15 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Athenaeum Hotel, the 2014 BTG Life Member Luncheon will honor Addie Mae Smith Wilkes and the building she donated to her favorite Chautauqua club.
During a summer in the early 1990s, a freighter laden with shipments from northeast Asia pulls into port in Detroit, Michigan. The port authority, which oversees over 17 million tons of cargo per year, has just received a shipment it did not expect — a stowaway, hidden within the thousands of pallets and wooden crates.
A 19-day-old baby kicks its legs as the 6-year-old boy lifts him out of the gourd that holds its nest. “Careful,” said Jack Gulvin, local naturalist and bird caregiver. “You have to be really gentle with him.”