Essential to life on earth, but better out of sight and out of mind, insects have always had a complicated…
Human factors often prevent progress around a particular scientific issue even when the scientific consensus is strong. For vaccines, it’s irrational fear. For human evolution, it’s religious objections. For climate change, it’s frequently misunderstanding of the concepts of climate and weather.
Chautauqua Lake is lucky to live in a region that recognizes its value. According to Dave McCoy, the Chautauqua County Watershed coordinator, Chautauqua County is the only county in the state to use two-thirds of its occupancy tax for tourism and one-third specifically to protect lakes and waterways.
Mina Miller Edison might be historically known as the wife of Thomas Edison, but she has become a local celebrity at Chautauqua for her contributions to the Institution. But Chautauquan folklore isn’t always the most accurate source of information.
When Sam Van Aken was confronted with the decision of whether to remain in his family business or to branch out, he found he was able to do both.
At 12:15 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Athenaeum Hotel, the 2014 BTG Life Member Luncheon will honor Addie Mae Smith Wilkes and the building she donated to her favorite Chautauqua club.
Bob Jeffrey showcases the parlor of his Miller home, The Faithful Remnant, with the air of a docent strolling through a museum of history. He proudly points out the upstairs floorboards that also serve as the living room ceiling, still covered in the original milk paint the house’s builder brushed on in 1879.
Most people have heard the talk on the birds and the bees. The birds, butterflies and botany speech is a little less common. Terry Mosher, former president of the Lake Erie Bird Club, will be speaking at 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall on the subject of “Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies,” and how it is possible to set a natural calendar by the appearance of certain species.
Thousands of visitors each year flock to Chautauqua Lake to take in its beauty, but how many of these people actually see it? This is one of the questions conservationist and retired high school teacher Jane Conroe will address at her Bird, Tree & Garden Brown Bag lecture “Chautauqua Lake: Seeing Her with New Eyes,” at 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall.
“Is there a view of the lake through the trees?” is the topic for today’s Lake Walk. Meet Rick Constantino at 6:30 p.m. at the Heinz Fitness Center on South Lake Drive, below the Youth Activities Center.