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Column: Get off the couch and take advantage of warm weather
This past week I got off the couch and took advantage of the amazing weather we are having.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Column: Birdfeeding 101: Quality food gets better results
Buying birdseed seems simple enough - you can buy it practically anywhere - at the grocery store, drug store, hardware store, feed store, big box store and at discount stores.
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Column: Use eBird to keep track of your bird sightings
While I consider myself to be fairly organized, one thing I have struggled with over the years is keeping a good record of the birds I have seen.
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Column: Each year is a chance to add birds to 'life list'
I started 2014 by taking a solo birding trip to Cameron, Arizona on New Year's Day.
Thursday, January 01, 2015

Naturalist certification program open to nature lovers
If you are someone who is passionate about the natural world and wants to learn more about your local surroundings, the Highlands Center's naturalist certification program offers you that opportunity.
Thursday, January 01, 2015

United Animal Friends among nonprofits at bazaar
United Animal Friends (UAF) is offering special one-of-a-kind gifts for sale at the annual Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Grace M. Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St. in Prescott.
Thursday, December 18, 2014

YCCA wins Audubon award for park renovation
It's official: YCCA is for the birds.

Yavapai County Contractors Association recently received the National Audubon President's Award.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Column: Time once again for the Christmas Bird Count
As you read the paper this morning, warm and snug in your cozy home, picture me tromping through Granite Basin Recreation Area in subfreezing temperatures looking for birds!
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Column: Owl gets a less than warm welcome from other birds
On Monday of last week, I received word that an eastern bird - a chestnut-sided warbler - had been seen earlier in the day at Cave Springs Campground in Oak Creek Canyon.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nonprofit nature store offers unique holiday gifts
The Benson Family Nature Store at the Highlands Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and carries a wonderful assortment of unique nature-related books, guides, apparel and gifts for all ages.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Volunteers needed for 'Don't Spend Christmas Alone'
St. Luke's Episcopal Church will have its 34th annual "Don't Spend Christmas Alone" dinner on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Donate new socks through Friday for kids, adults in need
Student leaders of the Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) program at Prescott High School have joined forces with the Coalition for Compassion and Justice, and are asking the community to help them in their goal of collecting 400 pairs of new socks for children, teens and adults.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tempt your sweetie with chocolate treats
For many people, chocolate is always in season and they don't need a reason to buy it or bake it! But since Valentine's Day is approaching, here are several recipes from the delightful bean.
Friday, February 05, 2010

Fruitful hints for tree-planting
The definition of a bare-root plant is one that has been grown in a field, lifted from the field with no dirt left clinging to its roots, and shipped to market in that condition. Hence the name bare-root.
Friday, February 05, 2010

Gardening tips for newcomers to the area
Most of us have had gardens in places where the soil is rich, its pH perfectly balanced, where the climate is blessed with consistent rainfall, gentle sun, and plant-coddling humidity. Mountain soil and climate present the opposite of such ideal gardening conditions.
Friday, January 29, 2010

It's time to think about seedlings
Garden Alert! Heavy snow is breaking branches off of juniper, pine, spruce, and cypress evergreens. Also being damaged are tall broad leafs like photinia, magnolia and Silverberry.
Friday, January 22, 2010

Use what you have on-hand
Just about everywhere you look this month it is all about organizing. From a kitchen standpoint, a well-organized pantry can serve you well. It can mean using what you have on hand, saving trips to the store, less impulse-buying, etc.
Friday, January 22, 2010

It's that time - time to prune
The New Year opens the door on that window of time to cut back ornamental grasses, trees and perennial shrubs. If left unpruned, plants can become overgrown, unruly and downright ugly.
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Save money on a new plant by recycling poinsettias
This year, there's no reason for people in the tri-city area to stuff poinsettias into plastic bags and send them off to gorge landfills. Watters Garden Center is asking residents to bring their poinsettias into the garden center to be recycled.
Friday, January 08, 2010

Don't be shy about varying traditional recipes
"Variations on a theme" is not limited to music compositions, and can also be put to use in the kitchen. One example is a basic potato soup, which tastes awfully good on these cold days.
Friday, January 08, 2010


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