Monday, May 16, 2022
centipede

Centipedes and millipedes are harmless invertebrates that occasionally occur indoors, but seldom warrant chemical control.
katydids

The voices of owls and frogs subside in September, allowing insect sounds to dominate. Learn more about what to listen for on late summer nights.
migratory birds

Did you know many songbirds travel at night during migration? Scott Shalaway offers insight on how and why birds migrate south for the winter.
ladybug

Since his wife brought home that spectacular eastern Hercules beetle he described in his column a few weeks ago, Scott Shalaway has embraced beetlemania.
hummingbird

If you feed hummingbirds, you should be seeing lots of activity right now. Ruby-throated hummingbird numbers peak in August. 
sweet corn

Just in time for peak sweet corn season, Scott Shalaway digs into the history, biology and many uses of corn.
Garter snake

Although you may be startled by an encounter with a snake during the hottest months of summer, don't overreact. Snakes make pretty good neighbors.
Great Smokey Mountains

Donald Trump has done his best to undo Nixon's environmental legacy. He has reversed or begun to roll back more than 80 environmental rules and regulations.
butterfly on flower

This summer, if you'd like to save some money (and blood, sweat and tears), convert a portion of your grassy backyard to native vegetation.
stream snorkling

Relief from the dog days of summer is as close as the nearest spring-fed stream. Snorkeling is a great way to introduce children to nature in the water.