Fire Ant Look Alikes Properly identifying the ant species is the first step in determining the need for control. Most homeowners recognize imported fire ants by the mounds they build, or the sting the ants inflict. However, there are other characteristics to look for. Their aggressive nature relative to other ant species is one such…
Photo by Amanda Bancroft Homegrown lavender sweet potato fries. Fried foods are delicious, but most people accept that they are treats, not healthy snacks. However, there are plenty of ways to reduce their unhealthy qualities by making them from scratch at home using local, organic ingredients. Homemade fries dispose of the need for disposable…
With summer heat approaching, air-conditioned movie theaters can be a nice escape for a few hours.
Like a three-dimensional character, some plants play the flawed hero role.
Erosion can have long-term impacts affecting future generations and our water quality, so it’s great to do what we can to prevent it now.
Over the years, this column has featured various topics from making a difference to information on ecology and sustainability, such as energy efficiency, wildlife, plants, water, transportation, stars, weather, gardening, green building, and much more.
People of all ages and ability levels can now have fun learning at the (relatively) new Kessler Mountain Outdoor Classroom and Nature Center in the old Smokehouse building off of Hwy 62/MLK Blvd.
Earth Day is a popular time to “green” our lives, but there is also the option of a green death.
Spring is here, and signs of new life are everywhere. Farms are abundant with baby pigs, calves, chicks and ponies.
What do you call it when the sun shines while it’s raining? According to the 2003 Harvard Dialect Survey, the majority of people in the United States have no term for this phenomenon, but the most common term is a “sun shower.”