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.
Using pest barriers instead of pesticides is one way to be a smarter, more eco-friendly gardener. These easy-to-use measures deserve a place in every gardener’s arsenal.
Lily leaf beetles destroy all types of true lilies. Learn how to properly identify this pest, the regions where you’ll find it, and how to mange it organically.
Predatory beetles are helpers in the garden, consuming many different pest insects. Learn how 5 groups work as well as some of their identifying factors.
North America is home to about 100 species of wild silk moths, some of which have wingspans of 7 inches—and fierce-looking caterpillars.
The invasive, odiferous tree of heaven attracts pollinators but is toxic to other plants. It has human medicinal uses, but cutting alone encourages more growth.