Harvesting rainwater may seem like herding raindrop-shaped cats, but with the right system, it could really work to meet your water usage goals.
It’s mulberry season! The mulberry trees are producing delicious berries all over Fayetteville, and you can find them in surprisingly convenient locations.
If the only frog in your life is named Kermit, then you’re in for a treat!
By Amanda Bancroft I consider myself a budding botanist, pun intended. This isn’t so much because I fancy the flowers, but because I love pretty much everything else — from hummingbirds to mountains. Acknowledging and respecting the role wildflowers play in our native ecosystems is a part of being a good steward and naturalist. For…
Solar cookers are becoming increasingly popular.
May 16 is Endangered Species Day!
Chiggers are practically mythical unicorns when it comes to trying to spot them.
By Amanda Bancroft Shopping for solar panels is a lot more complicated than picking out curtains. Fortunately, solar panels aren’t limited to your roof the way window curtains are generally confined to the windows. Solar devices have been diversifying for years, and can now be found in a wide range of sizes for various uses….
By Amanda Bancroft And for most creatures, owls are something to take seriously. Owls are carnivores and have a diverse diet of rodents, mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and insects. They are nocturnal, which makes them seem mysterious to us diurnal creatures. But that doesn’t mean you’ll never see one at dusk or dawn, or perhaps…
By Amanda Bancroft According to the UC Berkeley Backyard Bee Lab, we all should want bees in our backyards! But why, if bees can potentially sting us? “Without bees, there would be no chocolate, strawberries, or almonds!” At least 100 crops are pollinated by bees, and California almonds are pollinated 100 percent by bees. Researchers…