Saturday, February 6, 2016

Recovering an endangered species requires legal protection, habitat, motivated staff, funding and time. Sometimes it can take decades for a species to recover. When a...

North America’s duck populations stable or improving.

Summer time is insect time. Unfortunately, stinging and biting species such as wasps and mosquitoes get most of our attention for all the wrong...

A few weeks ago I wrote about snakes and why they’re good to have around. I urged readers to protect them rather than kill...

It’s not often I devote an entire column to a single new book, but The Warbler Guide, by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle (2013,...

The best of summer comes from the garden or a roadside produce stand; the worst lurks in our backyards. My favorite summer garden foods...

Last week my wife informed me she had seen the first big black rat snake of the year stretched across the road in front...

At 5 a.m. May 19 I awoke abruptly to a loud sound just outside the bedroom door. As the cobwebs cleared my mind, I...

Last week’s column about ticks drew a quick response from many readers, including a great tip about a simple, inexpensive tool to remove engorged...

If personal experience and reader reports are reliable indicators, this summer could be a bad one for ticks and Lyme disease. Since early April, I’ve...
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