Lichens are partnerships of different species. They absorb air similar to amphibians, so they can tell us a lot about air pollution.
Farms are a big part of bird habitat in winter, and birds reveal a lot about the health of the ecosystem. Here are easy ways to contribute to the count.
Listening to your space is a different way of “seeing” what’s really there. Mapping the sounds can alert you to things good as well as bad.
Small flocks create big benefits for soil and farm budgets. Two tools from the USDA and Colorado State University help you see them.
Porcupines live a long time, climb trees, help forest ecosystems — and can float on water. They’re not predators, but their quills are dangerous.
Sure, a farm always has more than enough problems you can fix, but take opportunities to enjoy when things go right. It could pay off in unexpected ways.
The yew, popular in residential landscaping, is used to discourage wild animals from grazing, but in the U.S. it has killed elk, moose and bears.