WATKINS GLEN — Watkins Glen Area Chamber members and community members are invited to Farm Sanctuary, the country’s first farm animal sanctuary and advocacy organization, on May 18, from 5-7 p.m. for a special program entitled Compassionate Connections.

PENN YAN — Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging will hold a walking program, “Walk with Ease.” This program will help ease arthritis pain, improve your balance, improve your walking and to motivate yourself to start a walking program. This class will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday…

WILLIAMSON — A fresh 6 inches of snow near the Lake Ontario shore area made the conditions perfect for the 12th annual Trail Works Winter Event at May’s Apple Farm earlier this winter.

There is an old joke that asks “What is black and white and red all over?” The answer is “a newspaper.” Ironically, the joke doesn’t actually work when printed in the newspaper because “read” and the color “red” are not spelled the same. However, since this is a wildlife column, I shall chan…

Recently someone asked me what my favorite bird is. I always answer that it is a tie between the anhinga and the roseate spoonbill. Neither of those birds are expected in New York, and I usually have to describe them to the person inquiring. I say that I like them because they are large and …

Officially, spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun reaches a point directly above the equator in March. It is a day of nearly equal parts sunlight and darkness, not just here but across the globe. This year, we reached the astronomical milestone known as the vernal equinox on …

The headline was only four words long but it had me puzzled for a moment. The first three words, “Minnesota hunter shoots …,” flowed smoothly and were not unexpected at this time of year. It was that final word, “alligator,” that forced me to start over.