A brown praying mantis rests on a pepper plant in Ogdensburg. Photo submitted by Jennie Henry.View enlarged photo.
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 painted the sky pink recently over Canton. Photo by Joe Benjamin.View enlarged photo.
Junior Lincoln caught this 27.5 inch 6.96 pound walleye while fishing the Lisbon area recently.View enlarged photo.
The Norwood Brass Firemen performed a “flotilla” concert Sunday on Norwood Lake. The group climbed aboard two pontoon boats, with another boat for guests, and circled the lake playing classic tunes like “Baby Face” and “Darktown Strutters Ball.” Residents gathered on docks and clapped along, some trailing the band in their own boats. The weather cooperated nicely as the band made it around the lake ending at Terry LeFleur’s home for food and drinks.View enlarged photo.
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