| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:37 PM
If you were hoping that this winter's freezing temperatures had sent the hated stink bugs packing, you are out of luck. Turns out, they have the good sense to come in from the cold.
"I would be nice to think that winter killed them," said Stanton Gill...
| Mar 14, 2014
Sunday, March 16
Classical concert The Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus performs Rutter's "Requiem," featuring soprano Laura Whittenberger, organist Donald Fries and the Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road in...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:24 PM
When Kay McConnell's daughter moved with the rest of her classmates into Friends School's new middle-school building, the kids seemed out of sorts in the unfamiliar space. It was as if they missed the coziness of the cramped quarters that had been their...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day.
In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:24 PM
My son has had Lyme disease twice — serious infections requiring intravenous antibiotics. How can I keep ticks out of my yard? He plays in our wooded lot every day, and I'm at my wit's end!
Ticks like to hang on branch tips and grab a ride when we...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The delicate, knee-high grass Nassella tenuissima rises like a pale yellow cloud, with wispy tassels spilling from needle-thin green stems. Mass-planted, the grass evokes a rippling golden sea.
"If only those plants weren't so beautiful," Jan...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses.
The fans of today’s wild horses are...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Lake County will be offering continuing education programs about aquatic plants and natural rights-of-way on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Leesburg Community Building, 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg.
The workshop being sponsored by the Cooperative Invasive...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:03 AM
GLASTONBURY – Few invasives are harder to eradicate than Japanese knotweed.
That's why Glastonbury Partners In Planting is warning homeowners and landowners to be on the look out for the invasive plant also known as Japanese bamboo.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:59 PM
EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Hockanum River Watershed Council is taking over efforts to remove water chestnut, an invasive plant, from the Hockanum River on Saturday morning.
Residents are invited to take part in the event, which will begin at...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Outdoor spaces get more attention this time of year as we venture outside during those long, warm days and evenings.
And who doesn't like to watch nature's dance as a humming bird or butterfly flit by?
Native plants in the garden and in landscaping...