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Bob Confer
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Industrialist and columnist
Industrialist and columnist

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This week's nature column looks at the mourning cloak butterfly, a beautiful insect that makes surprise appearances on warm days in March and April: 

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In 2010, I wrote a column about how the United States are behind the 8-ball when it comes to rare earth elements, critical needs for all of our modern technology. Here it is, 2017, and we're even worse off. This week's column: 

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This week's nature column encourages WNYers to explore the Lockport Nature Trail -- the ultimate family-friendly hike for those interested in seeing the region's beautiful springtime wildflowers 

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This week's nature column looks at glory of the snow, a beautiful early spring flower that can be found next to old homesteads across Western New York 

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Running a company with diverse product lines and abilities gives us some unusual insight into the US economy. The crystal ball has been telling me for months that the country is in some good times which are getting even better. My newest column looks at that crystal ball and all the potential cause of the good times: Obama, Trump, consumers and entrepreneurs 

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If the weather cooperates after this deluge passes, WNY skywatchers will have a chance to see another comet with binoculars -- and the naked eye if we're really, really lucky. My nature column looks at this comet: 

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During the campaign trail it was common for some folks like economists, professors, and Wall Street corporatists to denounce Trump supporters' comments about China taking American jobs. I hate to break the news to them, but those job loses are real...and they're happening right here in WNY. My column looks at 4 local companies and their workers who have been hurt by Chinese rip-offs, dumping and more 

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This week's nature column looks at the brown creeper, a wee bird of WNY's woodlands that sports some of the best cammo in the bird world -- both in appearance and sound: 

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My newest opinion column for the Greater Niagara Newspapers offers an appreciation of nurses -- based upon my recent scary experience when Warren was born and from my near-death experience in 1999, I can't help but think they are angels on Earth 

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This week's nature column gives us some hope about spring, which is just around the corner. It encourages you to enjoy the chorus of spring peepers in two or three weeks 
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