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The monarch butterfly, once a familiar sight, is plummeting toward extinction.Aside from seeing more monarch butterflies last summer than in recent years, for instance, although seeing none the … more
One of the most important gardening tasks of late spring is pruning. So, grab your pruning shears and pruning saw and attend to these hacking uh, pruning tasks:- Snip off the spent flowers and seed … more
Bug off! No, not you! I am referring to the bugs, or more accurately, the insect pests that are beginning to bug me. Among these are the tiny flea beetles chewing holes in leaves of my radishes, the … more
Q: We have three questions, two from our 7- and 4-year-old boys who spend a lot of time in the outdoors learning all they can about nature. And one from their parents that I will begin with:For the … more
My time has come! Uh, that is, my time to transplant warm season crops, including tomato, pepper and eggplant. Of course, there are many folks who have already done so. However, as mentioned in last … more
Q: My friend sent me a picture of a large bug she saw today outside BJs. Said it was as long as palm of her hand. What is it?-Marilyn, PlainfieldA: Sounds frightening! I suppose that it was dead, as … more
It's the season for hummingbird questions! Here are just a few that I have answered in the past:Q What kinds of hummingbird nest in New England? We often see one with a red throat and another with a … more
When I was a young lad, just knee-high to a grasshopper, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day and always occurred on May 30, as opposed to the last Monday of May, the current designated day. The … more
Among the most attractive flowers in the summer garden are the lilies, including Turk's cap lilies, tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies. Yes, I know it is still spring, but I mention these … more
Q An indigo bunting [is] a first for me in my garden in Williamstown. He has stayed around for days (about 10 so far) and this evening, joined the doves ground feeding. In the morning, he was up on … more
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