Nature

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

"It's Hard to be a Tern" Video by Elaine Tack

...for twenty years I have been searching for a way to get across the importance of helping to restore the habitat of these ubiquitous water birds in the St. Lawrence River Valley.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
John Peach

The Red Barn Preserve - Just the Beginning

When we first visited it in early June, it still hadn't had its official grand opening and some of the trail markings weren’t even in place.

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Patty Mondore

Snow Farming...

All about SNOW... Those who work in field and forest should take heart at the mounting snowbanks, not despair of them. [Photo by Chris Murray Photography]

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Paul Hetzler

Grassland birds: a critical conservation priority

For my part I cannot imagine the part of the world extending from the Lake Ontario lakeshore down the international sector of the St. Lawrence, without grassland birds. The Bobolink’s bubbling cacophony ...

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Gerry Smith

Frosted by the Weather

When the thermometer starts dipping into negative values at night, and only rises into the single digits in the day, the morning may come

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Paul Hetzler

Help Block Asian Carp

The long awaited “Great Lakes and Mississippi River – Brandon Road Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement,” to block the entrance of Asian carp

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
John Peach