| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Blocking Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes could require an engineering marvel that rivals the reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago, according to a new federal study that promises to reignite a fierce debate about the region's...