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I really enjoy the beginning of a new year. It's always brimming with hope and optimism, as well as endless lists of resolutions we swear we're going to attack but only work toward for a few days at … more
READER COMMENTSBox Elder BugsI was plagued with box elder bugs until I figured out they were coming in through cracks in my sunroom's foundation. There would be hundreds in there, too many to vacuum … more
Who would have thought of a lionfish on a dinner plate in the 1980s, other than coastal regions of the warm, tropical waters of the South Pacific and Indian oceans, where they are native? My personal … more
WINDSOR — John Dziegiel is a Christmas tree artist.With a long, very sharp shearing knife in hand, the maintenance technician at Notchview Reservation carefully prunes the branches of a fraser … more
You stargazers can begin the new year with a celestial treat, but only if you're willing (and able) to rise before the sun. This week, four planets and the moon are performing a wonderful planetary … more
Q: Just saw [at] 10 a.m. at my feeder a new bird — sparrow/junco-sized; light gray body, darker gray wings, a pink, not red cap and a straight pointy beak. I looked online and in my field … more
With an epic Arctic freeze assaulting the eastern U.S., it's hard to think about gardening at all, let alone the effect a warming global climate might have on Berkshire horticulture. But that's … more
Q: I read your column regularly and always enjoy learning new things from you. We have a bird feeder on our back deck, and I love to watch the birds (and squirrels) who come to eat at our feeder in … more
This is the season when wintry weather drives us indoors. It's a time for pondering landscape improvements. It's also the time of year when elevated utility bills forcibly remind us of the cost of … more
Early on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 30, watch as the sun sets behind the western horizon. Then face the opposite direction and you'll soon spot the moon rising in the east.On that night, the moon's … more
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