If you were Mary Poppins, an unusual wind blowing in from the east simply means you might open your magical umbrella and drift away gracefully to someplace else.
“Judge me by my size, do you?” says Yoda and our local Ring-necked Snake, Diadophis punctatus. Sometimes, the best presents come in small packages.
Ants have been an inspiration to humans because of their hardworking nature, social collaboration, and their ability to solve complex problems. They are in many ways quite noble, sacrificing themselves for the good of their communities (although not unlike the myth of lemmings going over a cliff). Our relationship with ants is a mix of…
A decade ago, the introduced fungus Psuedogymnoascus destructans (White-Nose Syndrome) began to severely reduce populations of native bats in Canada and the United States.
Many people know of the famous Beatrix Potter through her delightful children’s books, most notably The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
A rustle in the grass outside the window points attention to a small pile of leaves moving in slow spurts across the ground.
In addition to cruelty, the American Humane Association has listed numerous threats to outdoor cats, including: feline leukemia, AIDS, and feline infectious peritonitis.
One mustn’t beat around the bush about honeysuckle.
The dirty truth is that we pet owners have to deal with a lot of poop from our beloved fuzzy friends.
Not everyone wants a snake for a neighbor. But if you have kingsnakes (one word) in your neighborhood, you might start thanking your lucky charms. These remarkable reptiles are not only an important part of our native ecology, they can also play a small role in protecting our human interests. What makes kingsnakes so phenomenal…