| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Pastor Elbert Street noticed a small crack in the wall behind the pulpit at Grace Christian Baptist Church.
It widened. Then a branch appeared. A cluster of leaves unfurled.
That was when Street realized that something was growing between the walls of...
| 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
| 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...