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Time to Order Bird Seed from the Nature Center

Time to Order Bird Seed from the Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – Putting out a bird feeder and keeping it filled brightens the lives of our feathered friends as well as those who feed them. Watching these beautiful creatures from the comfort of our homes can bring optimism to our days and introduce young people to the natural world.

Monday, February 1, is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from the Audubon Nature Center’s Winter Birdseed Fund Raiser. 

You will have a variety of seeds to choose from, with the most popular being the Nature Center’s exclusively formulated Conewango Blend, designed to attract local birds. Specialty seeds, cakes, and other selections are also available. 

Land Conservancy to Present Draft Concept Plan for the Stella Niagara Preserve

Land Conservancy to Present Draft Concept Plan for the Stella Niagara Preserve

The Western New York Land Conservancy will host a presentation to unveil the draft Concept Plan for the Stella Niagara Preserve on Thursday, Jan. 21. The Concept Plan is a landscape design for the entire property. The keynote speaker is Darrel Morrison, the nationally-renowned landscape designer known for his ecological approach who is guiding the Land Conservancy’s restoration efforts at Stella. The public is welcome to attend and provide feedback. The presentation will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lewiston Senior Center at 4361 Lower River Road.

The Land Conservancy Protects Their Largest Property to Date in Niagara County: The Coulter Farm

The Land Conservancy Protects Their Largest Property to Date in Niagara County: The Coulter Farm

America loses 50 acres of farmland to development every hour. David Coulter did not want his family’s farm in Cambria and Wilson to become a part of that startling statistic. 

Since 1889, four generations of the Coulter family have worked on and loved this land, growing strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, sweet cherries, peaches, melons and more. 

Dave’s father, Jim Coulter, ran the farm from 1978 until he passed away in 2009. Jim was a beloved farmer and businessman in Niagara County. 

Dr. Robin Kimmerer Plans Buffalo Presentation on ‘The Honorable Harvest’

Dr. Robin Kimmerer Plans Buffalo Presentation on ‘The Honorable Harvest’

Today’s news reports are full of buzzwords about the environment. Climate resiliency. Sustainability.

And it’s no surprise why. Humankind has left quite a mark on our land in the last couple hundred years. While we celebrate our new technological advancements, many of them separate us from the land even further. The scientific community analyzes our impacts and suggests ways to best manage our land. We struggle to find ways to lessen our footprint.

But not so long ago, indigenous peoples were sustained by this land for countless generations. What can we learn from native peoples as we look to the future?

Dr. Robin Kimmerer believes that the scientific community can apply traditional ecological knowledge in a way that respects and protects indigenous knowledge to reconnect people with the land.

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting its first annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Saturn Club. The Saturn Club was founded in 1885 and is housed in an elegant mansion in Buffalo on Delaware Avenue. There will be live gypsy jazz music by The Hot Club of Buffalo and the event will include an open bar with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner and dessert. 

Land Conservancy to Present Initial Concepts from ‘Vision Plan’ for the Stella Niagara Preserve

Land Conservancy to Present Initial Concepts from ‘Vision Plan’ for the Stella Niagara Preserve

 

After a $3.6 million fundraising campaign, the Western New York Land Conservancy recently purchased a 29-acre property on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston. This property, called the Stella Niagara Preserve, is incredibly scenic, ecologically important and culturally significant. The Land Conservancy has already opened this new nature preserve to the public with walking trails, fishing and kayak access, and plans to restore and enhance wildlife habitat, protect the property’s historic structures and art, and steward the property into the future. 

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

“The Land Conservancy’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” says Nancy Smith, executive director. “Many people have helped shape the organization over the past decades. Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through this rigorous accreditation program.”