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  • Drainage project may patch massive pit in resident's yard

    Drainage project may patch massive pit in resident's yard
    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...
  • Volunteers work to bring back native plants

    Volunteers work to bring back native plants
    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...
  • Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life

    Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life
    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...
  • Home-garden news for Sept. 25: Volunteers sought for Virginia's natural resource effort

    Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize volunteer activities with a tangible impact on Virginia's natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign's fall activities run through Oct. 31, a...
  • The ugly truth about purple loosestrife

    The ugly truth about purple loosestrife
    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...
  • Orange requirements for hunters change with the seasons

    Orange requirements for hunters change with the seasons
    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...
  • Still River beauty experienced in Walktober stroll

    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...
  • Virginia starts new Service and Conservation Corps for public lands

    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...
  • Longtime wildflower grower shares her secrets

    Longtime wildflower grower shares her secrets
    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...
  • Loxahatchee refuge unveils apps

    Loxahatchee refuge unveils apps
    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...
  • Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats

    Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats
    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...