THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Even though the official start of fall is about a month away, some trees and shrubs in St. Lawrence County are already beginning to change color as they enter dormancy early this year because of the hot, dry summer.
Have trees where you live begun to change colors?
Results will be posted Monday, Aug. 29.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Wild parsnip, an invasive capable of causing severe burns and possibly even blindness has become abundant in St. Lawrence County, and little is being done to stop its spread. Look along the side of most St. Lawrence County roads and wild parsnip measures three to five feet in height and features yellow umbrella-like flowers that are similar in appearance to Queen Anne’s Lace. If skin comes into contact with parsnip sap and is then exposed to sunlight the result can be severe.
Have you seen wild parsnip where you live?
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The sun sets on a recent summer evening on Trout Lake near Edwards. Photo submitted by Paul Patterson.View enlarged photo.
A former Rensselaer Falls man was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal Thursday in California. The NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, awarded to David Matthews, is an award the National Aeronautics and Space Administration established in 1991 and is given to both civilian members of NASA and military astronauts. See story for more details.View enlarged photo.
Photographer Bruce Dana of Morristown was lucky enough to get one of his nature shots close to home Thursday afternoon. 'I heard a sudden rustling sound while walking down the steps to my house. I discovered a large brown and white barred owl spreading its wings over something it was either protecting or hiding,' which turned out to be a small rabbit it had caught. Captured in this photo is the extra eyelid, or nictitating membrane, owls have to clean their eyes.View enlarged photo.
Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care received a gift of $14,150 from the recent Massena Women’s Softball League charity tournament. Now in its eighth year and organized by Becky Good, the event raised nearly $70,000, with over $45,000 donated to the Breast Cancer Navigation Program at the Center for Cancer Care. From left, Mary Beth Premo, tournament organizer Becky Good, Jackie Green, Sue Macauley, Teresa Seymour and Jess Harvey.View enlarged photo.
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