Bee and butterfly hotels may give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but they can do a lot more harm than good for native bee populations.
Beware the cultivarRead Now
Beware of the cultivar! They may have the same common name as straight native species, but are often not as good or even have negative effects on pollinators and other wildlife.
heavenly bamboo is hellishRead Now
The invasive shrub Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, is toxic to cedar waxings and can kill them. If you know of nurseries that sell it let them know. Removal is suggested or at the very least remove the berries so that birds can't eat them. There are so many great native shrubs that support wildlife with just the right food, just when the birds need it.
It's that time of year again. One teaspoon of road salt contaminates 5 gallons of water - FOREVER. Please use it sparingly, or consider more nature-friendly alternatives.
Steps for a Healthy YardRead Now
Nature is everywhere! You can easily make your yard a healthy habitat and save yourself time and money. Check out the article!
Evolutionary Loose EndsRead Now
Nature is not just "out in the country." It HAS to be in our yards and our greenspaces, or we're going to lose it. It's time to create a new normal in our urban and suburban landscapes. This article explains why. Plant native plants, folks.
Leave the leaves aloneRead Now
"Operating a commercial leaf blower for one hour would emit more pollution than driving a 2016 Toyota Camry for about 1,100 miles." So, why not leave the leaves to provide shelter for wintering butterflies and their pupae, and to replenish the soil with organic matter and nutrients? It's time for a new normal; nature is counting on us.
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