Much can change in 15 years. When author David Mizejewski originally wrote Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife in 2004, wildlife losses certainly were concerning. But now? Read how new scientific research has shaped his advice for wildlife gardeners.
Founded in 1998, FrogWatch USA is one of the longest-running citizen science programs around, and, since amphibians are extremely sensitive to environmental changes, FrogWatchers’ observations have been especially valuable.
Want to encourage more butterflies in your backyard or garden? Consider planting in concert with the lifecycle of butterflies in your region!
Want to attract more monarch butterflies to your garden? Boost their numbers with these milkweed types and tips.
Although plenty of butterfly gardeners understand the value of a good nectar plant, a surprising number of them fail to provide resources to accommodate a butterfly's full lifecycle.
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.