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The tree's one major downfall is its susceptibility to a leaf- and twig-infecting fungus called anthracnose, which is rarely fatal but causes the alarmingly bare canopies you can see now.

Before the May 12 vote, a group of Friends of the Crystal Lake Park Geese gathered at the corner of Park Street and Broadway Avenue to urge the board to save the geese. They organized again Tuesday, when more than 30 people showed up, said Susan Parenti, an organizer who lives near the park.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced me and you to drastically limit our movements, it has had no such impact on the most mobile creatures on Earth, birds. And for Midwesterners, the first couple of weeks in May offer opportunities to see more migratory birds than any other time of year.

We’ve had rain piled on rain in Birdland. First, a thunderstorm came in the night, comforting in all its tympanic booming. We woke to a heavy drizzle, which left a wider-than-usual delta in the meadow behind the Benson timber, and on top of the usual flooding of grass waterways, we saw new c…

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…

When most people come to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College365彩票 for a show, they are greeted by a 50-foot dome and the impressive — but imposing — Zeiss star projector. As the programs begin, the lights get dimmer than they would in a movie theater, which may briefly create …

Make bold climate change moves now — or “your children and grandchildren may never forgive you,” says Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator under President Obama.

Local efforts in 1970 led to the creation of the Prairie Rivers Network and the institution of curbside recycling programs. But 'we need another climate revolution at this point,' Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin said.

There is a walking trail which runs along the back of our condo about 15 feet to the west of the building. The trail is extremely busy these days. Is it safe to open the windows and allow those western breezes into our 365彩票app?

A sudden snowstorm interrupted our apparent spring, and now, one day later, Birdland is sunny and crisp. Scattered remnants of yesterday’s sloppy snow lie in the yard, but I expect it will all melt by afternoon. The two little serama chicks in the basement brooder are growing bigger, tiny th…

Today, Birdland is blusterous but warmish, for March, anyway. The sun shines brightly, but the wind blows away any warmth before it can really soak in. Still, it’s hard to believe it’s only been two weeks since we drove up to the edge of a frozen Great Lake. Michael skied while I sat in a yu…