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It is once again time for Cayuga County residents to safely and responsibly dispose of household hazardous wastes. The household hazardous waste event scheduled for... [Read More]
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What are pollinators and why are they important? That question was asked of students on the yellow trail at Conservation Field Days held this week... [Read More]
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Recent conversations about water quality have been focused on blue-green algae and their potential for harmful algal blooms. However, since the late 1990s, researchers have... [Read More]
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Everyone needs to eat, or your body cannot survive. When you eat a balanced diet, your body gets the fuel and nutrients it needs to... [Read More]
Most recently, giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), which is federally recognized as a noxious weed, is back in the news as more active sites are located... [Read More]
With the recent warm weather and the confirmation of harmful algal blooms in Cayuga Lake, many are wondering when and where another bloom may be... [Read More]
How can a little single-use plastic bag create so much discussion? Since Gov. Cuomo's proposal to ban these bags in New York earlier this week,... [Read More]
According to the calendar, spring begins next week. But with a layer of fresh snow on the ground, I doubt many of us believe we... [Read More]
With spring just around the corner, many of us are thinking about starting seeds for our gardens. While we take great care in selecting the... [Read More]
New York's Maple Weekends will soon be upon us, and my mouth is already watering thinking about it! Sponsored by the New York State Maple... [Read More]
It still brings me joy and excitement when I see a male ring-necked pheasant along the side of a rural road. It seems like pheasants... [Read More]
How can such a visually interesting insect with an unusual common name create so much concern? Well, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) has accomplished this... [Read More]
This past September, many local sixth-grade classes attended Conservation Field Days organized by the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District. Held at Emerson Park,... [Read More]
Last week, I had the opportunity to clean out the staff refrigerator at work, and it caused me to think about the food being wasted. [Read More]
Several Eco Talk columns over time have discussed the issue of declining forests, primarily due to deer browsing and occasionally improper timber harvesting. Whitetail deer... [Read More]
The new year is right around the corner, and I am sure many of you, like me, are thinking about your New Year's resolutions. This... [Read More]
Ever since Thanksgiving weekend, not a day goes by when I don't see several vehicles with a Christmas tree carefully secured to it. So that... [Read More]
Somewhere, either on a social media site or on a nature/fishing-oriented television show, you may have seen a fairly large fish jumping out of the... [Read More]
age 70, died December 4, 2017. Services entrusted to Sharp Funeral Homes. www.sharpfuneralhomes.com. [Read More]
We are now in what I refer to as "deer season." It is the time of year we see them quite active along the roadside,... [Read More]
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