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.
Porcupines live a long time, climb trees, help forest ecosystems — and can float on water. They’re not predators, but their quills are dangerous.
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.
Bats, butterflies and hummingbirds help in addition to bees and other insects. Learn about native pollinators and what you can do to protect their habitats.
Shrews share characteristics with bats, snakes and insects. This fascinating animal can tell you something important about your soil diversity.