| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:08 PM
When European buckthorn and other nonnative invasive plants were removed from Forest Park in Lake Forest this spring, people driving along Deerpath Road or walking on the park's lawn could see Lake Michigan. The view had been obscured for many years as...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Tuesday’s humidity was less than ideal for a controlled burn at Marquette Park.
“We were hoping for more wind. When the clouds moved in, it got more humid,” said Hobart environmentalist Sandy O’Brien, who organized the burn....
| Dec 26, 2014
| 12:38 PM
SOUTHINGTON — The town's rugged 221-acre Crescent Lake Park, its woods untended for decades and thick with invasive plants, is getting an environmental tuneup next year, the result of a management plan and the hiring of a forester to oversee the...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:52 PM
It was Sunday afternoon, not Monday morning, when Dr. Michael Beer usually went to the river, but no matter: The work to stop invasive plants from gaining a stranglehold on the trees along Stony Run continued.
About 30 volunteers gathered at the North...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Kari Skrip can't help feeling a bit bugged these days.
Not far from Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery is an insect that likes nothing more than to attack fruit-bearing trees and plants like the grape vines her family grows in Breinigsville.
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Before Buddy Cox moved back into his childhood home 10 years ago, he didn't think much about the hole along his property line.
The homes along Mesa Drive are unlike many residences elsewhere in Newport Beach. Residents driving home in the Bayview...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:00 PM
About 50 volunteers recently gathered to help re-establish native prairie plants in the 960-acre southwest suburban Orland Grassland forest preserve.
"People feel like they're getting so connected when they use their own hands, take the seed and...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Over the summer, I saw a pretty plant with purple flowers growing along the expressway and would like to get it for my garden. It appears to be a tough plant. What is this and where can I find it? I have not seen any plants like it at the garden centers...
| Oct 21, 2014
Muzzleloader season opened Saturday, so everyone going out in the woods needs to be aware of the fluorescent-orange requirements even if they are archery hunting.
Muzzleloader bear and antlerless-only deer season runs through this Saturday, and there is...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Eastford Conservation Commission members Tom DeJohn and Ralph Yulo led more than 25 people on a Walktober stroll along the Still River on Oct. 18. The two shared their knowledge and passion about the land during the mile-long hike.
Walktober is The...
| Oct 14, 2014
Virginia is launching a new Service and Conservation Corps designed to preserve and protect public lands and offer training and temporary employment, particularly to veterans and young adults.
Corps crews will spend 10 months, from November through...