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...
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...
Getting to Know the Northern Cardinal

Getting to Know the Northern Cardinal

It’s feeding time at the nest. The male and female cardinals take turns feeding their chicks. The babies wait impatiently, mouths open, chattering and tweeting.  The father leaves the nest to find more food, leaving the mother to care for the young, although he will...