| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:39 PM
With the slow disappearance of this winter's over-abundant snow and the tentative appearance of spring's first hardy flowers, gardeners throughout the state are turning their thoughts to the upcoming growing season. Garden centers and seed catalogs...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:59 PM
A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there.
Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 4:25 PM
The third time apparently was the charm for Dale Coon of Mechanicsville, who landed a 31.16-pound blue catfish to beat a field of 60 anglers in the CCAMD Central Region Chapter's "Invasive Blue Catfish Tournament."
When he first said it, I thought he...
| Mar 27, 2015
With all the wacky weather in Maryland this winter, when will be the right time to apply crabgrass pre-emergent [herbicide] this spring?
Application dates are based on when crabgrass seed "normally" germinates, but this may be a prime year to rely on...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:34 AM
Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 4:01 PM
Many of Connecticut's native plant species, and others across New England, are at risk from a combination of invasive species, pollution, human development and climate change, according to a study released Thursday.
The report, "State Of The Plants,"...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:47 AM
Armed with a small flashlight, tweezers and knee pads, Tim Morris climbed into a cargo container at the port of Baltimore and slid along racks of aluminum sheets from China.
As an agricultural specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Morris...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 1:05 PM
Carlos Pedroza was found shortly before noon Friday almost 24 hours after getting lost in Osceola County's 23,000-acre Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area.
Hired to spray invasive plants in the woodlands near Holopaw, Pedroza's GPS failed and he...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:07 PM
The idyllic Carbon County acreage where Bethlehem gets its drinking water — called one of the last great places on Earth by one conservancy group — might get a natural gas pipeline.
On a 114-mile route from the Wilkes-Barre area to a...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:59 PM
The ground is still frozen, but Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is already working on creating habitat designed to help butterflies and other pollinating insects thrive.
Lake Katherine, in Palos Heights, received a $34,000 federal grant...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 1:14 PM
VALPARAISO – Though damp conditions made getting a fire started a challenge, eight volunteers helped fuel a bonfire at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve with autumn olive, bush honeysuckle and multi-floral rose, pretty-sounding plants that crowd out...