Author: FNW

  • Winter Pruning Apple Trees

    Winter pruning is effective due to the absence of foliage on fruit trees. With no leaves obstructing visibility, it becomes easier to identify and remove damaged or diseased branches. This process is facilitated by the trees redirecting their carbohydrate-rich nutrients to their roots, ensuring that pruning does not deplete their resources and allowing for healthy…

  • Great Backyard Bird Count 2024

    The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, enjoyable, and uncomplicated event that involves bird enthusiasts of all ages in tallying birds to generate a real-time overview of bird populations. Participants are encouraged to observe and count birds for at least 15 minutes (or longer) on any of the four days of the event, sharing…

  • Beekeeping Beginnings in Central New York

    In the heart of Central New York, amidst rolling hills, overgrown pastures and meadows, a newcomer to the world of beekeeping will embark on a buzzing adventure in 2024. As an aspiring apiarist, armed with enthusiasm I am determine to crack the code. With no prior experience, I will dive headfirst into this honey-drenched journey…

  • Tufted Titmouse of New York State

    New York State’s Charming Avian Resident New York State is not just a concrete jungle; it’s also home to a variety of fascinating wildlife. One such enchanting resident is the Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor), a small bird that adds a touch of charm to the state’s diverse ecosystems. History of the Tufted Titmouse The Tufted…