Rosetta McClain Raptor Watch

Did you know that the annual southern migration of raptors, also known as ‘birds of prey’, goes right past our front doorstep each fall?  Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Peregrine Falcons, Turkey Vultures, Broad-winged Hawks, and even Golden Eagles fly by each day during this period.  When conditions are right, they soar right through the Beach area. […]

White-tailed deer are a common sight in the city

It was a warm sunny Saturday, with blue skies when Carol and I went for a drive by the park.  As I backed up the car to turn around, I saw through my side mirrors a four- point white-tailed buck resting on the grass behind the tree.  Oh he was so beautiful.  The deer was […]

Family day trip surrounded by butterflies

Outside the sky was grey and, for the fourth day in a row, it was raining.  My daughter Julie and I walked into the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory and I felt like we had entered a tropical paradise.  The air was warm and humid but our eyes didn’t know which way to look first. We […]