| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
About 20 years ago, Randy Seymour and his son John began collecting and growing native plant seed on their family farm along Raider Hollow Road in Hart County, Ky.
They started small, John Seymour says, expanding seed production gradually with the...
| Aug 25, 2013
— Like most of the trails in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the Gale River Trail begins with forgiving dirt and mud but quickly changes to unforgiving rock. For most of the 4.6-mile climb up the trail, my wife, Lisa, and I were serenaded by the...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Bee Brook is the perfect name for the waterway that passes through Macricostas Preserve.
At first it runs smoothly through a field of tall grass and wildflowers, like a bee quietly collecting pollen from a flower. But once it enters a deep, heavily...
| Jul 10, 2013
Bluff Spring Fen was on my list for years.
Time and again, when I asked fellow nature lovers to suggest a truly special experience in the Chicago area's wilderness, they sang the praises of Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve.
A rare ecosystem, a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:38 PM
A city-owned field previously besieged by weeds now has oak trees and California native plants as part of a five-year habitat restoration in Laguna Canyon.
The Laguna Canyon Foundation has just completed the first year of its plan to restore a 3.7-acre...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday.
Here's what we're reading today.
* A new poll shows voters aren't quite on board with Marco Rubio's handling of the immigration debate or his stance on background checks for gun purchases, the...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Florida’s spring is officially in bloom with an abundance of colorful wildflowers to be found on roadsides and parks all over the state. The bloom was a few weeks delayed like last year but there are several locations right now with beautiful...
| Apr 19, 2013
What we know of what Mother Nature provides in the spring has come to us over years of watching for the emergence of spring flowers, the scampering of the squirrels, and the change in the songs of the birds.
We like the idea of knowing when each...
| Apr 10, 2013
Antsy for spring?
Stop impatiently tapping your hiking boots. The first wildflowers of spring are out.
Behold the skunk cabbage.
It is one of the earliest and oddest.
"It's not very attractive as far as flowers go," said Brian Winters, associate...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Our landscape has suffered from a strange winter. Like you, I am sure we had some cold but lots of warm weather too. Some plants have been killed back but others are flourishing. The weeds really loved it. So, it is time to get active and renew the good...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Spring is here, and with it comes the scents and subtle sounds of nature. Connecticut is a great place for flower-peeping, so get out there, breathe in the fresh air, let the sun warm your face and listen to some wondrous springtime sounds. Here are a few...