Nature

Betty White

She was the talk of Grenell Island—Murray Isle too. “Did you see the new set of ducklings? One of them is white.” Well, in all honesty, she

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Out of a Flood: The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary

The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary is an oddity of history, its nine thousand hectares of field, wetland, and uplands established on land reclaimed through unique circumstances.

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Craig Irwin Stevenson

The Work of Minna Anthony Common: Rock Ridges Trail

Minna Anthony Common spent nearly all of here summers surrounded by its beauty as the foundation for her life's work.

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Becky Ferrigno

And Then There Was Light

Before August 1st, 1929, Grenell Island was dark at night. Imagine a world lit by lamplight.

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Save the River Action

I am asked many times a week about the causes of this summer’s high waters. I have taken to carrying this Plan 2014 Update...

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
John Peach

August Avian Happenings

As August dawns the breeding season for most summer bird residents of the River is over.. Early migration becomes a steady flow with some species mostly gone by months end...

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
Gerry Smith

2019.06.18 - Year of the Boot II (The Sequel)

Sequels are the bread and butter of Hollywood, so Mother Nature decided to jump on the bandwagon and create a sequel of her own. High Water once again...

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

NOAA's Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary

There are 13 existing national marine sanctuaries in the U.S. and three under consideration by NOAA, including Lake Ontario. - should there be another in our region?

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Dennis McCarthy

September 2017 Article Revisited: High Water is for the Birds

...writing to convince many of us today, June 2019, that the high water is beneficial when so many are suffering is a different story

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Susan W. Smith

'59 Forward: An Essay on the St. Lawrence Seaway After 60 Years.

The St Lawrence, in its transformation from River to “Seaway”, took on a tone of indifference, of corporate and bureaucratic efficiency, with decisions made at a distance and on a scale far...

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Craig Irwin Stevenson

Prehistoric Fish Receiving Help to Return to the River

Is that a prehistoric fish? Is it really more than 150 years old? Are lake sturgeon returning to the St. Lawrence River?

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Kara Lynn Dunn

Hark! the River Awakens...by Richard Withington

Hark! The River awakens..Like an old man reluctantly relinquishing the peace and warmth of a thick coverlet after a winter's nap,

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Richard L. Withington

High Water Updates

The River is high this spring. The burning question on everyone's mind is how high will it go?

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Melissa Barton, Richard Withington & Susan Smith

Don’t Annoy Those Messy Swallows-They Are Hurting

Our region is home to six species of swallows ... All catch insects on the wing and are known to birders as aerial insectivores.

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Gerry Smith

Kathleen Murphy, and the Gardens of Singer Castle

In interview with Kathleen Murphy, who is responsible for the beautiful rose garden at Singer Castle.

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Patty Mondore

TI Life Happenings in April '19

Check out the Dog-Strangling Vine Video - Have some free time...maybe you can help TI Life! and most of all see some wonderful photographs... yes the River is opening for Summer 2019.

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Susan W. Smith

Bald Eagle Redux

Already in the spring of 2019 more than 150 have passed the Derby Hill Bird Observatory (DHBO )in barely a month of monitoring...

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Gerry Smith

A Well-Rounded Perspective

Global warming might be a lot more fun if it came with a thermostat.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Paul Hetzler