If the cold weather and dark skies of the season are starting to get you down, take a cue from our NATURE contributor Susan Brackney and try these tips for owl spotting – a perfect winter past time to help get you through the bleakest time of year.
Cool temperatures and moist soil are optimal for the most spectacular displays of fall color. However, with the earth’s rising temperatures and more extreme weather events, autumn might not look or feel quite like it used to.
You’ve heard that curiosity killed the cat, but it was actually superstition that did her in—particularly in Medieval Europe and early North American settlements. Understanding how cats became steeped in superstition requires some eye of newt, a dash of folklore, and a splash of old-time religion.
The next time you go for a nature walk, try this fun activity (perfect for kids and adults) to discover what hitchhiking plants may have hitched a ride home with you!
While hiking through woods and wetlands, some nature-lovers are compromising the “unspoiled” places they enjoy most. They don’t mean to, of course. But scores of invasive, non-native plant species have made us all unwitting participants in their spread.
With nearly endless exposure to pesticides, parasites, and more, the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) has certainly had its share of troubles. Still, even when life—and particularly “romance”—goes according to plan for honey bees, it isn’t all sweetness and light.