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  • Aurora resident wants turtle crossing signs installed near Oberweis Dairy

    NORTH AURORA – Jim Levey of Aurora would like motorists to be on alert for turtles trying to cross a busy portion of Randall Road near Oberweis Dairy ...
    Aug. 13, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Otto: Do blondes have more fun? Maybe squirrels

    OK everybody, think fast: Who or what, comes to mind when you hear the word blonde? Certain movie stars? Various jokes? The debate about who it is tha ...
    Aug. 10, 2013 - 9:08 am
  • Learning to Grow: Hydrangeas mean summer

    If roses are Shakespearean drama, love and wars won and lost, then hydrangeas are salty sea air, sunburned shoulders, and sand in your shoes.
    Aug. 9, 2013 - 3:59 pm
  • Bird is the Word employee helps injured goose

    BATAVIA – Thanks in part to Bird is the Word employee Jenny Rychter, an injured Canada goose no longer is nursing a sore leg.
    Aug. 9, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Otto: Start spreading the news about shrews

    Think your lawn or garden doesn’t have a resident population of insectivores? Have we got shrews for you.
    Aug. 3, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Learning to Grow: Don’t turn your back on zucchini

    This year, for the very first time, I planted zucchini in my vegetable garden. I don’t have a large garden so I opted for just one plant to provide a ...
    Aug. 2, 2013 - 4:53 pm
  • Otto: A bumper crop of braconid wasps

    This year promises to be big for gardeners. Plenty of rain, along with a few steamy days of what my grandfather the farmer used to call “good growing ...
    July 27, 2013 - 5:31 am
  • Learning to Grow: The serviceberry tree

    Serviceberry, also called Juneberry, (Amelanchier) is a native tree or shrub that produces bluish fruit – small berries similar to blueberries in size ...
    July 26, 2013 - 4:57 pm
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