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  • Otto: Butterflies, sphinx moths and Sasquatch

    “Where have all the butterflies gone?”It’s a question that seemingly was on everyone’s minds this su ...
    Sept. 21, 2013 - 5:31 am
  • Learning to Grow: Pumpkins represent simple comforts of home

    When I was a little girl, every Halloween brought with it the promise of not only costumes and candy...
    Sept. 20, 2013 - 5:47 pm
  • Campton Township Prairie Fest set

    CAMPTON TOWNSHIP – Campton Township’s seventh annual Prairie Fest is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday – rain or shine – at historic Corron Farm, 7N761 Cor ...
    Sept. 19, 2013 - 6:40 am
  • Otto: Sticking up for the centipede

    It was an “Eek!” heard round the world. Or at least in every corner of our humble campus abode. My college roommate Alisan, one of three people I shar ...
    Sept. 15, 2013 - 11:02 am
  • Learning to Grow: Minor bulbs that should make it to the majors

    It’s bulb season. Boxes of brightly colored tulip and daffodil bulbs line garden center shelves. Crates are filled with these plump promises of harbin ...
    Sept. 13, 2013 - 3:58 pm
  • Local bee population facing many challenges

    GENEVA – The old oak in the Kirkwood subdivision in Geneva was two feet wide when it fell down in a recent wind. 
    Sept. 11, 2013 - 12:23 pm
  • Otto: Build me up ... butternut?

    Don’t you hate it when you get a song stuck in your head?For the past few weeks, I’ve had recurring ...
    Sept. 7, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn is just the beginning

    For some people, September signals the end of the growing season. The days are getting shorter; the summer annuals are past their prime; and it is tim ...
    Sept. 6, 2013 - 5:27 pm
  • Learning to Grow: The Katsura – a tree for all seasons

    As August winds down, thoughts of fall loom on the horizon. Children have returned to school and our summer gardens begin to fade.  Pumpkins and mums ...
    Sept. 4, 2013 - 11:46 am
  • Otto: Hanging out with the beetles

    Last Monday night, even though I was dog tired, I stepped outside for a bit of fresh air before bed. It’s a simple exercise, one I take part in freque ...
    Aug. 31, 2013 - 5:32 am
  • Otto: Keep your eyes open for little green men

    When was the last time you saw a little green man?For me, it was last Saturday. I was walking throug ...
    Aug. 24, 2013 - 8:01 am
  • Learning to Grow: Fall means it’s jam-canning season

    Even though it is warm this week, you can feel that fall is in the air. The hummingbirds that love to feed on my Black and Blue Salvia have arrived; m ...
    Aug. 23, 2013 - 3:51 pm
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