| 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...
| Oct 7, 2014
When Miriam Goldberger began growing wildflowers on her farm 100 miles north of Toronto, few people talked about sustainability or organic food webs or how native plants were crucial to specific pollinators.
"You didn't hear those terms, and wildflowers...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:59 AM
For those can can't take their eyes off their smartphone, even when surrounded by natural majesty, the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge has an app for you.
The volunteer group Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge and the refuge's staff have produced...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut.
The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:48 PM
An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and heartworm to dogs was found in the San Gabriel Valley, vector-control officials said Monday.
It’s believed to be the first sighting of the species in North America.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:54 PM
As I look out my bedroom window, I can see the leaves of the dogwood already taking on their red fall coloring. It's time to make plans for the end of summer. There's plenty to do and it's a lot more comfortable to do most of the chores in the still...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:18 PM
When a plant is listed as invasive, how far does it spread? How far apart should I plant bamboo for a privacy screen?
How far? "Invasive" doesn't mean garden-variety nuisance — it means a foreign invader spreading aggressively until it has...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:03 PM
With all the invasive species out there, should I cut down my Japanese maple?
No, the Japanese maple is not invasive. Most non-native plants are not. Many spread or produce seedlings, but they don't take over the neighborhood or show up in natural areas....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:21 PM
You stand for a minute at the edge of John Mariani’s prairie garden in late summer, pondering entry into a shifting wall of stalks and stems. The plants, shoulder height and bristling with hairs and leaves and the occasional thorn, do not beckon....