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JUNE 18, 2021 | FRIDAY
What’s the Difference? Carpenter Bee vs. Bumblebee

They’re both somewhat fuzzy, they are both very buzzy, and they are both members of the Apidae family, which includes more than 5,700 species of bees found on every continent other than A...

MAY 30, 2021 | SUNDAY
7 Important Things to Know About Your Squirrel Feeder

When it comes to daring hijinks, astounding feats of agility, and sheer persistence, it’s hard to beat your average backyard squirrel. There are more than 200 species of squirrels found a...

MAY 30, 2021 | SUNDAY
Solved! What Attracts Ants to Your Home

Q: It seems like I’m always battling infestations of ants, especially in my kitchen, bathroom, and garden. What attracts ants into my home, and how can I keep them out?A: Ugh. You head in...

MAY 7, 2021 | FRIDAY
6 Incredible Things to Know About Hummingbird Nests

While every bird’s nest is proof of nature’s amazing artistry, there’s something almost magical about hummingbird nests. These tiny birds are found only in the Americas, although the vast...

APRIL 19, 2021 | MONDAY
The 2024 Cicada Co-Emergence: What You Need to Know

Headlines abound about the 2024 periodical cicada emergence. It is true that the 13-year Brood XIX, the largest named brood, will co-emerge with Brood XIII, a 17-year cycle cicada. Howeve...

APRIL 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
Tick vs. Bed Bug: How to Tell the Difference Between These Notorious Pests

In the case of ticks and bed bugs, there is one thing they share in common—causing disgust. Just the thought of either of these blood-sucking pests is enough to make your skin crawl. But ...

7 Important Things to Know About Your Hummingbird Feeder

If you live in the eastern half of the United States, ruby-throated hummingbirds may be paying you a visit this springtime. For those living in the west, varieties such as black-chinned, ...

Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Are Hatching Soon—Here’s What You Should Do

First detected in the United States in 2014, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) has made its way from Pennsylvania across the East Coast and, with isolated reports cropping up in...

MARCH 1, 2021 | MONDAY
How to Make Hummingbird Food

Like tiny flying jewels, hummingbirds are a treat to observe zipping, perching, or sipping in your garden. There are around 300 species of hummingbirds, but only a handful venture north o...

The Best (and Worst) Types of Wood for Burning in the Fireplace

A healthy blaze in a wood-burning fireplace or stove adds ambience to cold winter nights, warms a room during a power outage, and could even help lower your heating bills. Some woods burn...