Don Scallen enjoys sharing his love of nature through his writing and presentations. Check out his blog "Notes from the Wild".
Caterpillar food plants will summon egg-laying female butterflies to your yard. Then, if sharp-eyed, you may find the minute eggs. More likely you’ll find the caterpillars.
With a few exceptions, chrysalides are designed to be overlooked, to allow the wondrous alchemy of metamorphosis to proceed undisturbed.
For Mary and Brad Kruger, living lightly doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort for conscience.
The success of bluebird nest boxes tells us that we can help wildlife, if we care enough and have the will.
Spring wildflowers are a varied lot, many graced with fanciful names that fire the imaginations of children and adults.
If you love birds, and you plant trees or shrubs this spring, please choose native plants.
These fleeting spring wetlands are factories of biodiversity. Unusual winters threaten vernal pools, as do hot, dry summers.
Inspiring tales from those who broke free from the rule of lawn.
The house finch, perhaps more than any other bird species, is a confirmed urbanite, eating the bird seed we provide and cozying up to us at nesting time – hanging flower baskets are favourite nest sites.
Luther Marsh is likely the best prospective nesting real estate for bald eagles in the Headwaters region.
Starlings were introduced to New York City from Europe in the 1890s, there are now more than over 200 million of them in North America.
Mastodons fed largely on the twigs and branches of trees but undoubtedly enjoyed fruit as well.
It’s not just the tracks, but the story they tell.
Blue jays are villains – winged brigands with a penchant for raiding the nests of other birds to devour eggs and nestlings.
Herons, egrets and bitterns are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae.
Too often belittled as “idle” land awaiting development – or “rescued” by reforestation – meadows deserve the same protection and respect as our woodlands and wetlands.
To an entomologist, “true bugs” are insects that suck. No insult intended – they really do suck.
Next time you stumble across a spider try not to scream or reach for a shoe.