Nature

Giving Chase: Shipwatching on the St. Lawrence

Ships interest people for various reasons. There are those drawn to their technical features, or their economic role, or in the cargoes they carry . . .

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Craig I. Stevenson

Not exactly your grandfather’s Peregrine

The Peregrine Falcon has benefited the most, in certain regions, from the efforts of human hands . . .

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Gerry Smith

Anarchy Is Bad for Picnics . . . All About Wasps

All summer long, yellowjacket workers are busy with good deeds like pollinating flowers and killing deer flies, tent caterpillars, and beetle larvae to feed the colony. But once Queen Mum expires,

Volume 16, Issue 9, September 2021
Paul Hetzler

Good News in Conservation Effort for “Living Fossil” Fish

Recent milestones for lake sturgeon conservation in New York and Ontario waters have generated new excitement and support for sturgeon research, stocking efforts, and educational outreach . . .

Volume 16, Issue 9, September 2021
Kara Lynn Dunn

Enhancing Blind Bay - A Project for our Local Fisheries & Wildlife

Prior to restoration, invasive hybrid cattails overwhelmed the marshes between Sand Bay and Blind Bay.

Volume 16, Issue 9, September 2021
Jake Tibbles

History Lesson on Permaculture, an essay

Let’s take a short look back in time and work our way to the present, just to gain some perspective. 10,000 years ago we began our transition from a nomadic way . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
George Brabant

Blue Beaches

Several years ago, I noticed a blue color appearing on our Thousand Islands beaches and rocky shorelines that had not been there in the past.

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
John Peach

TI Life News From the Editor, July

TI Life News From the Editor by Susan W Smith – Marilyn Neulieb's short essay, "8 minutes, 20 seconds"; "Theodore Too" visits; Boat Show in Chippewa Bay, Tom French's "Wind Water Waves" wins award . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Susan W. Smith

The Ovenbird Song

One of the most familiar warbler songs, as well as one of the easiest to learn, is the loud, ringing song of the Ovenbird. Well described as “Teacher, Teacher, Teacher,” in the north or “Teach, Teach, Teach,” . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Gerry Smith

Gypsy Moths

If you missed last year’s gypsy moth performance, you have a better chance of catching it this season. Unfortunately.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Paul Hetzler

A Couple of Well Off Warblers

The Yellow Warbler and the Common Yellowthroat are probably the most abundant members of their clan locally.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Gerry Smith

Solution To Anger and Fear

A few emails later, and I was stopped dead in my tracks, for Bill Straite has a very different story to tell – one I think you will appreciate.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
William (Bill) Straite & Tadpole McAdams with Susan W. Smith

Save The River - Trash Free Cleanups

Over 25 large garbage bags of plastic and trash,14 tires, plus numerous pieces of lawn furniture, old water pipes, and mounds of construction material have been pulled from the shoreline and river bottom.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
John Peach & Lindsey Leve

Never Tire Farm: Hope in a Box

Meet Megan and Raymond Bowdish, the owners of Never Tire Farm (Lisbon, NY). As the only wholesale greenhouse operator in St. Lawrence County,

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Camilla Ammirati and Xiuke Wei

There aren’t enough Mays in any lifetime

The month of May is a spectacularly intense and interesting time in the bird world. Early breeders, such as Great Horned Owl, Bald Eagle, Common Raven, and Canada Goose have rapidly growing young. Yes, it's Spring!

Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2021
Gerry Smith

Opening, a Photo Essay

This opening is the best opening ever. The end of 2020, a new year, vaccines, and a chance to see family and friends closer than a distance.

Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2021
Sarah Ellen Smith

Broad-winged Hawks Return!

The last ten days of April and the first week of May can produce large passages of northbound hawks through our region.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Gerry Smith

Finding Aquatic Nuisance Species!

Watercraft Inspection Stewards serve as a front-line defense against aquatic invasive species such as Hydrilla, Eurasian Water Milfoil, and Zebra Mussels. Aquatic invasive species that are transported by vessels . . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Aliana Young & Brittney Rogers