The Wildlife-Friendly Yard: Go Native!

The Wildlife-Friendly Yard: Go Native!

The first article in this series introduced the role native insects play in supporting a healthy ecosystem, including wildlife such as birds. Fortunately for gardeners as well as for insects, there’s an easy way to boost the healthy insect population in your yard: by...
What’s TNR? Feral Cats & How to Help Them

What’s TNR? Feral Cats & How to Help Them

Columbus Humane estimates there are 400,000 stray and feral cats living amongst central Ohioans in Franklin County alone. They may be scared of us, but that doesn’t mean they do not deserve our compassion. They might not know it, but they need our help. Feral cats...
Diagnosing and Managing Arthritis in Pets

Diagnosing and Managing Arthritis in Pets

Picture this scene: Ribby, a charming golden retriever, quietly naps on the family room floor. It is approaching dinner time, and a simple phrase “are you guys hungry” wakes any napping dog up from a dead sleep in my house. I look over to Ribby to watch...
What to Expect from the Easter Bunny

What to Expect from the Easter Bunny

With Easter just around the corner, bunnies are pretty much inescapable – the iconic “Easter Bunny” is used to decorate homes and to delight young children during the holiday. Parents are often inspired to bring them home as a first pet for their little ones,...
The Wildlife Friendly Yard: An Introduction

The Wildlife Friendly Yard: An Introduction

The news about wildlife can be depressing. Over the last two decades, the monarch butterfly population has fallen by over 80 percent. Since 2007, white nose syndrome has killed over 5 million bats throughout North America. And honeybee populations throughout the...