A frequent question among readers in the aftermath of last winter’s deep freeze was, “How do birds survive overnight low temperatures that plunge below zero degrees Fahrenheit?”
Feeding backyard birds can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it.
With the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon fresh on our minds, I’m pleased to report an easy and inexpensive way that everyone can help prevent future extinctions of wildlife by simply mailing a letter.
While well-intentioned, feeding deer corn is still not advisable.
The concept of conservation, using resources sustainably over time, is relatively new.
Some promising sings for monarchs.
Last winter many readers wrote to ask how wildlife could survive the frigid polar vortices.
Passenger pigeons are an example why we should never underestimate extinction.
Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964.
A little phosphorus makes Lake Erie the “Walleye Capital of the World,” but too much phosphorus can lead to harmful algal blooms.
Insects thrive during the warmth of summer, and many are conspicuous and familiar.
When my wife and I left on vacation July 21, I felt pangs of guilt. I had been hosting a growing number of ruby-throated hummingbirds at my feeders since early May.
Relaxing in a hammock with a good book is a great way to relax on a warm summer afternoon. Here are a few titles that have recently caught my eye.
Deer are active in the summer, and enjoyable to watch, from a safe distance.
About three weeks ago I noticed a doe and her twin fawns passing leisurely through the yard shortly before 7 a.m.
Back in 1974 a local pigeon fancier imported a flock of about 50 Eurasian collared-doves to the Bahamas.
The light that fireflies produce is nothing short of amazing.
A trip to the beach can be filled with surprises. One sure bet is that there will be gulls galore.
By SCOTT SHALAWAY Every year, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates a week in June as National Pollinator Week. The effort is intended to draw attention to the invaluable services provided by bees, beetles, butterflies, flies, birds and other pollinators. Plants reproduce when pollen (sperm) from male flower parts (anthers) reaches the pistil (site of […]
Though large and common, beavers are seldom seen unless you know where to look. The best time to see beavers is at dusk on a summer evening. And the best place is on quiet water from a kayak or canoe. Float quietly! Wildlife usually ignores me when I glide silently and low on the water. […]