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A Haven For Endangered Waterfowl

DELEVAN, NY- Working with wildlife of any kind is always a challenge, a never ending job that requires knowledge, compassion, and a dedication to nature that often transcends the self. Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary in Delevan has been raising birds since 1983, and is the largest covered aviary in the United States.

Southern Tier Sanctuary

PORTVILLE, NY--- Although WNY is rich with unique habitat, there are few places as diverse as the Pfeiffer Nature Center in Portville.

From old growth forest to reclaimed farmland, the center has the region's natural history written in every step. The center is actually made up of two tracts of land that could not be more distinct.

The Lillibridge property spans 188 acres of mostly forest that provides visitors with a glimpse of the procession of the ecology.

2 the Outdoors: The Emergence Of Spring

Although it may not always seem like it, Spring is finally here and that means that life in the natural world is beginning is to reawaken.

All around us, subtle changes are taking place that signal the beginning of the season. Western NY, well known for dramatic swings in weather, is still displaying some striking contrasts. Portions of the region are snow free, while other areas are still laboring under winter's tyranny. The fickle weather, however doesn't fool the life around us. Plants and animals, living in tune with rhythms unseen to man, are slowly emerging from their long winters slumber. Mark Carra is the Naturalist In Residence at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center in North Java." Nature really does understand the whole process. We always assume that it has to be a specific day with a specific temperature, they feel the changes, they know the lighting changes and all that. You know, the trees and everything is in tune to it all."

Orleans County Man Charged with Attempted Murder

KENDALL, NY - An Orleans County man is charged with attempted murder after investigators say he shot his wife, then set his home on fire.

Orleans County Sheriff's Investigators say Dennis Buehler, 64, shot his wife, Linda Buehler, 58, in the shoulder after a confrontation in their home on Peter Smith Road in the Town of Kendall.

The incident happened March 4, 2013. 

After a struggle, Linda ran out of the house, got in the family car and drove herself to a nearby home for help.

Sometime after that, officials say Dennis set the house on fire, walked outside and then shot himself in the face.

Both Buehlers were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Dennis Buehler was arraigned in the hospital on Monday.

An order of protection was issued for his wife.

Learning To Live With The Black Bear

CANISTEO, NY-Both loved and feared,the Black Bear may be one of New York's most misunderstood creatures.. From the Adirondacks to Allegany, bears are making a comeback, and that means interaction with humans is becoming more prevalent,and it also adds more opportunity for wildlife experts to closely observe the species and add to our knowledge of this impressive mammal.

The NY DEC and Cornell University have combined to do an extensive study of bears, and recently visited a den in the Southern Tier, finding a mother and 4 healthy cubs.The female had been fitted with a transmitter collar last summer, making her easier to locate. Once the den was found, mom was sedated and had a thorough physical, while the cubs were briefly removed from the den to meet an awestruck group of students and wildlife professionals.

AmeriCorps Week 2013: “I Serve” with Buffalo AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps Week 2013: “I Serve” with Buffalo AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Week 2013: “I Serve” with Buffalo AmeriCorps Volunteers will perform

Man Shoots Wife, Self; Sets House on Fire

KENDALL, NY-A Kendall man is in police custody after shooting his wife, setting his home on fire and then shooting himself, according to the Orleans County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Scott D. Hess said Dennis Buehler, 64, shot his wife, Linda Buehler, 58, in the shoulder after a confrontation in their home on Peter Smith Road. After they struggled, Linda ran out of the house, got in the family car and drove herself to a nearby home for help.

Sometime after that, Dennis set the house on fire, walked outside and then shot himself in the face.

Both Buehlers were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Dennis is in satisfactory condition.

Hess said in a release that Dennis is facing numerous charges.