pollinators

The Element of Surprise

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If you have lived on this planet for any length of time you may have wondered if there are any surprises left to be had. This past Earth Day I spent a few hours at the East Aurora Co-op soliciting signatures for people to sign the Erie County pledge of promising to refrain from applying pesticides to their property. There […]

Third Annual EA’s Grandest Dandelion Contest to Run During May

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Residents of the towns of Aurora, Elma, Holland, Marilla or Wales can once again mark the blooming of the dandelions by entering the third annual EA’s Grandest Dandelion Contest, open until the end of May. Winners will receive a bottle of dandelion wine by Woodside Vintners.

Protect our Pollinators

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Can you imagine life without blueberry pancakes dripping in butter with New York State maple syrup oozing down onto your plate? Or not having strawberry shortcake topped with a hefty scoop of whipped cream? Or maybe not hearing that first pop as you bite into a big juicy apple in the fall or nibble at the nuts atop your Almond […]

Tree and Shrub Orders Coming Due for 2021

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Time is running out to order tree and shrub seedlings through Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2021 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program. The bare-root plants are sold in pre-packaged bundles of various sizes and seedling sampler packs are available for attracting songbirds, butterflies and wildlife.