Flight patterns, wing shapes and colors identify groups of butterflies such as hairstreaks, satyrs and checkerspots. Here are the basics.
Natural surroundings help us reduce stress, relaxing and invigorating us at the same time. We can design our surroundings to mimic these properties.
Breeds including horses, donkeys, alpacas, rabbits and ducks can be therapy animals, providing companionship and helping people with physical, mental and emotional recovery and development.
Play helps domesticated animals learn about themselves and their environment while strengthening companionships. Play is a sign of a healthy animal.
The presence of certain insects as well as leeches in wetlands, creeks, ponds and streams helps reveal whether the water is polluted or clean. Here’s what to look for.
Without meaning to, we humans have created ideal environments for Canada geese in many urban, suburban and rural settings. Here’s how to discourage them.
The emu was big on farms until, well, it wasn’t. What is it about these huge, flightless birds that prevented them from being the next big meat source?
Camels, low-maintenance animals that originated in North America, are cold-hardy and heat-resistant. They produce lots of milk and can be raised for meat and hides. Do they have a future in the American Southwest?
I set aside time and space annually to look back, evaluate and set intentions for the new year. Having a clear mind and open heart is a gift to myself and all who are close to me.