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.
Porcupines live a long time, climb trees, help forest ecosystems — and can float on water. They’re not predators, but their quills are dangerous.
Toads are a type of frog, and they provide great pest control in your garden. Here’s how to create spaces for toads to live in your property’s ecosystem.
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.
If you get free plants from friends or a nursery liquidation, here are the things to consider when deciding where they’ll go and who they’ll benefit.
Fall is a good time for roots, but proper planting techniques, attention and care are needed to keep the complex underground network healthy and active.
Knowing about the place and the plants and also being prepared are key to collecting wild seeds and later planting them on your property.